The Houndshow was the first of 3 shows in 3 weeks for us and Mrs S Holmi from Norway had no absentees from her entry of 13 and added another 2 on to the list of Finns now sat on 2 CCs
Her dog CC and BOB was Anderson & Piearce’s Sukunimi Haway Geordie. Bitch CC was Mortimer & Taylor’s Toveri Maikki. Res CCs went to Dalley’s Toveri Markku and Thompson & Cavill’s Toveri Tuula.
There were no puppies in attendance.
Best Veteran was Ch Toveri Pimu who attended the veterans’ parade but such a shame with every veteran in attendance they did not do a Best Veteran in show competition whilst everybody was there. (It was also the only way to receive the rosette that an exhibitor had kindly sponsored for the whole show).
Sadly news then came that we had a change of judge for Bournemouth. Unfortunately Rod Oldham had suffered a heart attack (from which he is now home and recovering) but Stuart had to withdraw and Mark Cocozza was appointed to judge the entry of only 5.
Whilst we did not attend I believe there was some misunderstanding as to the situation regarding the number of CCs available. The Kennel Club stated it was a single CC (as did the press release on the printer’s website) but both the schedule, catalogue and judge’s envelope showed 2.
However only 1 CC was awarded and that was a repeat from the last time Mr Cocozza judged and went to Will Croxford’s Ch / IR Ch Kunniakas Look No Further for Whittimere who was also BOB.
The Res CC was awarded to David Rolfe’s Puulatva the Red Norseman Among Inkivaari.
The printer’s website does not show the Best Bitch or Reserve Best Bitch so we will await the critique.
Finally it was onto WKC where Breed specialist Brenda Williams had an entry of 11 and yet again no absentees.
Her BCC and BOB was Thompson & Cavill’s CH Toveri Pimu and DCC (and New Champion subject to KC confirmation) was Montgomery’s Toveri Patu by Hakojen. He won his First CC and BOB from Jeff Horswell, his 2nd at Crufts also with BOB under Carol Wedge, and has a number of Res CC’s despite being rarely shown.
Res DCC was Piearce’s Sukunimi Koda and Res BCC was Mortimer & Taylor’s Toveri Maikki.
There were no puppies in attendance