24 December 2019

Shows December 2019

December 1st was a great day! “Sonja” was BEST IN SHOW at the special show for BritishSheepdogs in Merelbeke / BEL. 9 OES were registered for the Irish judge Mr. Simon Rooney. 2 males and 6 females, 3 of them in Sonja class. The judge was very enthusiastic about Sonja’s muscles and her gait.

The Best in Show judge Ms. Dijhorst de Nooij from the Netherlands made our day perfect,

Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

The irish judge mr. Rooney, Conny and Sonja,the Best in Show Judge Mrs. Dijkhorst de Nooij and the honorary chairman of the club, Mr. Bunder

Intermediate class bitches : Ready To Love of Snowboot Bears, Remember the Sweet Dreams of Snowboot Bears and Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

the lineup for best bicht :  Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal, Quick Kiss me Quick of Snowboot Bears (Openclass), Youandi Millesime (Champion Class)

Best Male Quality Only for us of Snowboot Bears and Best of Breed :Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal Judge  Mr. Simon Rooney/Irl

The CACIB Show was in Prague / CZ on the same day. The judge was the Czech Mr. Vondous.

Sonja’s sister “Red and Hot aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” received the CAC in the intermediate class

Martin and Denisas “Q’Mona Lisa aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” was 2nd in Openclass with Res-CAC

At the weekend of December 7th and 8th, a double CACIB show took place in Kassel / GER. The first opportunity for Sidney to win her titles VDH and German Champion. In November 2018 she won her first CAC and now the 365 days were over and the remaining CAC’s had been won in the meantime. The judge was Mr. Dux from Germany. It’s been an eternity since I exhibited once under him. On the second day, Mrs. Stotuth judged our breed, it was a first time showing under her. For the second day I had registered Anna as well as Sidney. Because ….. if Sidney should win on the first day, on the second day I could try with Anna to win her last CACIB for the International Champion. 21 OES were registered on Saturday and 26 OES on Sunday.

On Friday we started our trip much too late, 1.30pm and we had to drive through the entire Ruhrgebiet area. After 5 hours and 30 minutes, i.e. 2 hours longer than usual, we arrived in our beautiful and very cozy hotel. For the dogs there was a small gift in the room: a cute dog bowl and a bag of dog biscuits. Sidney and Anna thought that was great. It poured the whole journey and nearly never stopped the whole weekend. It was a crime to get the dogs out for a pee and keep them dry.

Still, it was a SUPER weekend. Lots of dear acquaintances met in the hotel, good conversations were held and we had very delicious dinner …. EVERYTHING and even more we WON.

Saturday : Ch. Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal won Best of Breed and 3rd in Group 1, Judge was Mr.  Claus Peter Fricke/GER. Now Sidney is as well a German and VDH Champion

Mrs. Weissmann  with her sweet “Sexygirl aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”  won Best Puppy . She is a daughter of my Norman Harrison aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

Mrs.  Kerstin Albrecht won with a daughter of  “Norman Harrison” dthe Open class and won Res- Best Bitch. “Blizzards Artic Moon” is now German Champion. Congratulations to the Albrecht family. She is Norman’s 7th champion child

Richard de Severen was with the son of  “Norman Harrison” Best Dog: Toch of Charme everywere you go.

Sunday: Ch. Q’Anna Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won best of the breed and also rd ind Groep 1, Judge Mr. Paul Jentgen/LUX. Anna has thus fulfilled all the conditions for the International Champion

Sexygirl  was rated “not very promising“……

the son of “Norman Harrison” was again Best Male and Gesa Milde was “1 in the Champion Class” with “Pulverfass aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”.

Photos from Saturday:

Sexygirl in Puppy Class, 2. Vivienne Westwood Dolcevita Golden Years  3.A Angel on Earth Hailey from Quickmansgarden


The judge Mr. Dux and Ch. Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

the unbeaten bitches : Juniorclass. Reata`s Ximeroni  Intermediate : Emma von den Bayern Bobby`s  Championclass: Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal Openclass: Blizzards Arctic Moon

Best Male: Ch. Touch of Charme everywere you go, the judge Mr. Dux and BOB Ch. Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

3rd in groupe 1, Judge Mr.  Fricke/GER. Breedspecialist

“Sidney’s” rosette went perfectly with my dress

Photos from Sunday

Mrs. Weissmann with her “Ziva” alias “Sexygirl aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

great joy “Anna” has finished her international Champion “Ch. Q’Anna Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

Best of Breed “Ch. Q’Anna Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” with the judge Mrs. Stotuth/GER

on the right the best male a  son of“Norman Harrison” Ch. Touch of Charme everywere you go

Just like Sidney the day before, “Anna” was 3rd in Group 1, judge Paul Jentgen / LUX

Also this weekend was the double show in Wels / Austria. “Sidney’s ” s sister “Ch. Q’Mona Lisa aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal“, owned by Martin and Denisa, was judged by Mr. E. Deutscher / A and he awarded her CACIB and CAC on Saturday. The Dutch judge Mr. G. Jipping on Sunday, here she became res-best bitch with CAC

Brussels is also a very well-known exhibition, which is actually a must go, just like the Winner Amsterdam. Therefore we had no choice and did enter for it.Setting  the alarm clock at 4.30am on 15-12-2019 to make sue  we could start at 6am. It was pouring and it was stormy. The 1.5 hour journey to Brussels was exhausting. Fortunately, it was not raining anymore at arrival.  As always, parked at the front of the halls. Unpacked everything, at the entrance we heard that the entrance this year is on the other side of the hall. Apparently there was a hint somewhere that 49% of all exhibitors had not read. Later, the entrance was opend  there. We had no choice but to pack EVERYTHING again, ie 2 dogs, cages, bags etc. and drive to the other side of the hall. There was a long way to the foyer, after that we had to wait for the elevator, which in turn took us to the ground floor. The elevator was not particularly big and very slow. When we finally found a place, we found out  that 70 dogs were judged in front of us. At 1.30pm it was our turn with Anna and Sonja. In Germany and Holland you know exactly when you have to go into the ring and can travel accordingly and do not have to wait for hours. But everything is voluntary!

9 OES were entered  1 Male Championclass and 1 in Veteran class, the rest were bitches

“Sonja”  “Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” was in the intermediate class en ended up on 2nd place. On 1.12. they were also competitors, Sonja won and the other was in 3rd place out of 3. So it remains varied.  The judge was Mr. G. Jipping from the Netherlands.

“Anna” Ch. Q’Anna Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal “save us the day and won best bitch and became best of the breed.

The long wait for the honor ring is after you won BOB is something you can’t change, even if you know that the judge doesn’t pay any attention to us.

“Anna” Q’Annka Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal and the winner from the intermediate class “Remember the Sweet Dreams of Snowboot Bears

Championklasse bitches : Q’Anna Anka (1), Quick Kiss Me Quick of Snowboot Bears (2. ), Youandi Millesime

Best Male : Reatas Vector Space , the judge  Mr.  Jipping and Best of Breed Q’Anna Anka aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

Then it was time to celebrate: Johny Kieffer from Luxembourg, Conny and my dear Chris Beirendonk, the husband of Francien and Maryse Cornelis

Anna and Sonja were also in a party mood

The last show for 2019! The Winner Amsterdam and the Christmas exhibition had come together. For as long as I can remember and that’s been since 1975 I’ve been to this famous show in Amsterdam every year. The RAI and the Europahalle were always a little goosebumps feeling on arrival. I went through times when there were 3 rings for the OES because there were 140 registrations. Winning the Winner Amsterdam has always been something special. The ultimate highlight and dream of everyone is Best in Show to win there, I did that in 2007 with my “Texas” Eldorado from the Elbe-Urstromtal. It’s over now, halls are too expensive and Amsterdam doesn’t want dog shows anymore. The Anti Dog Lobby makes it possible for people to think that dogs are tortured at shows and dogs don’t want to. The world is getting more and more worrying! The Christmas exhibition of the Nijmegen canine club is also a tradition. Everyone is somehow in the mood for Christmas, it is cozy and you say goodbye to everyone and wish you a happy new year.

It was all different now, both shows were merged from the emergency situation in Amsterdam. Gorinchem is the city where it now takes place. Last year the Primeur for the Christmas show was in this hall.

If you had survived the long queue at the entrance (there was only one door where everyone had to go through) somewhat dry in the pouring rain, there was initially space inside. That changed in 20 minutes. The space in our hall became narrower and narrower. The paths that should be kept clear around the rings and between the halls were more or less completed. It was tight. The halls are also dark due to the dark carpeting and the light turns the coat color of white dogs yellow and dark hair brown. Our 10 registered OES (2 were missing) were all close together, so that we had enough space, which we had to fight for. Mr. Blessing from Germany started judging on time at around noon. Chris Beirendonk had our “Dayton” with her. It is his last exhibition, unfortunately. He is still docked as a USA / Canada import and from 2020 no docked dogs can be shown in the Netherlands either. Infinitely a shame. It was a crowning finale for Chris and Dayton: Ch.Bagatell Deja Blue Moon became the best of the breed. My Sidney won the champion class and became best female “Ch. Queensize from the Elbe-Urstromtal”. Also for “Sidney” a goodbye to the shows because she is now old enough to get her first litter. “Sonja” made our day perfect again! She was registered in the youth class  and won Best Junior and Best Res. Therefore, she was allowed to compete for the best junior of the show of all breeds in the ring of honor around 6 p.m. There was a change of judge, not Mrs. Vermeire from Belgium but the newly chosen all-rounder Mr. Rob Douma from the Netherlands. He was thrilled by “Sonja’s” charisma and her super nice gait was crucial to give her the best in show.

So it was a father / daughter day.

Junior Winner Xmas Show und Res- Best in Show Junior “Rote Rose aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

Sonja in the spotlights

Sonja in the ring with the judge Mr. Blessing. Excellent 1 Res- Best bitch and Junior Winner 2019

Beste Male and Best of Breed “Ch. Bagatelle Deja Blue Moon” uand Res- Best Male Meijers “Ch. Reatas Vector Space”

Best Male and Best of Breed  “Ch. Bagatelle Deja Blue Moon” (Sonjas Father ) and Best Bitch BOS “Ch. Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

catch of the day

then it was time for the Christmas buffet. The table was festively covered with many delicacies.