For the last major show of the summer we had an entry of 11 dogs at Richmond show for Cyril Gilbert. Cyril is better known than other non-specialist judges to some exhibitors in Finnish Spitz, although as far as I know he has never owned one, preferring Norwegian Elkhounds. His entry was better than many this year with just two absentees.
When we finally got into a ring, not the intended ring where Ridgebacks did not eventually finish until around 3pm, DCC and BOB, and later G4, was Robert Greaves and Nicola and William Croxford’s Ch Kunniakas Look No Further for Whittimere. RDCC was Clare and Brian Masters’ Toveri Peni.
BCC was Ch T Neiti, in the same ownership as the RDCC, with the RBCC being awarded to Hannah and Rob Thompson and Angela Cavill’s Ch T Samppanja.
There were no puppies shown. It seems likely that the first of this year’s first litter will be shown at the Club Championship show at the beginning of October. Others will follow, but not until LKA.