It’s a funny old world – the good spell of weather seems to be continuing AND all of the ‘greats’ have exited the World Cup early this year! I’m not sure if many of you have been following the World Cup, but I have found it to be very entertaining. As Ireland has not qualified for this tournament, I have chosen to cheer for the countries that some of my dogs hail from. I thought I’d be on to a sure thing with Germany and Spain, however with our English Setter being born in Belgium, all may not be lost. My Havanese have been quite confused during the tournament, wondering why their ‘mummy’ is shouting and jumping up and down, with Cassie in particular joining in to bark at the TV. I think I will be at a loss when it’s all over!
Apart from the World Cup, there were a few shows taking place of the weekend. In the UK, Toy Day at East of England was on Friday. The judge for Havanese was Mrs J A Teasdale. Out of her entry of 37 she selected Mrs M A Thackery’s Mantafield Look At Me At Tiggafield as her Best Dog and Best of Breed winner. Reserve Best Dog was awarded to Pandaprint Believe in Magic, owned by Miss H McCallum-Sealy. Best Bitch and BOS was awarded to Tiggafield Double Delight at Mandafield, owned by Mrs R A Harris and Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Ch Silviesol Priscilla, owned by Mr J Ashwood. Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to Mrs J Fitzgerald’s Immelion Galactica for Beaugem and Mr P Grocock’s Aust Ch Torza Colour O’Love for Heronsbridge took Best Veteran in Breed. Best Special Beginners was awarded to Mrs B L & Mr S J Krzyszkowski’s Enchantress of Power for Corrandulla.
In Ireland, Bray and District Canine Club held their annual championship show. The judge was Ms I Vojtekova. Out of her entry of four, she selected A Rutzel’s Am Ch Kolmar’s Painted Masterpiece as Green Star Dog and Best of Breed. Green Star Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed was awarded to Pt Gr Ch, Multi Ch, CIB Amazing Dance Shisuka Multi Jr Ch, owned by Mr L. A. Prado Pena.
In other disciplines, I see that Sheila Martin’s Baillie passed his Gold Good Citizens Test over the weekend! Not an easy feat by any means, so big congratulations Sheila and Baillie!
I also read that Skye, bred by Edit Magyar took second place in Special Beginners over the weekend – a very proud achievement for Skye, her breeder and her owners.
Having a quick look at the KC General and Group Championship Show listing for 2018, there doesn’t appear to be any Championship Shows taking place over the next couple of weeks, however I am sure there will be plenty of Open Shows, so please do send me your news and wins.
In Ireland, the next show is Irish Ladies Kennel Association, taking place this Saturday, 14/07/2018. Our judge is Mr V Nataletti from Italy. Numbers haven’t been released yet, but it looks like there are a good few other breeds on ahead of the Havanese, so it probably will be mid-morning by the time the Havanese are judged.
Good luck to everyone taking part in any competitions this coming weekend!
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