Exhibitions in May 2023
On the weekend of May 6th and 7th, 2023, a double CACIB show took place in beautiful Gent/BEL. Martina Weissman makes the long journey from beautiful Ottweiler in Saarland. She chose me as her travel companion and we two had a lot of fun.
In addition, “Ziva” was extremely successful.
Ch. “Sexygirl aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won CACIB, CAC and Best of Breed on both days. With the CACIB she now has the title of International Champion. The judge on Saturday was the Spaniard Mr. A. Castells Lladosa and on Sunday the German Mr. U. Nölke
In the ring of honor in group 1, judged by Mr. Nölke on Saturday and by the Irishman Mr. S. Rooney on Sunday, “Ziva” made it into the last 6 in the big group
“Ziva” on Saturday
Sunday, Chris Beirendonk with Best Male “Ursa Major Louieke of Snowbootbear” judge Mr. Nölke, Best of Breed “Ch. Sexygirl aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” with Martina Weissmann
Impressions from the exhibition:
the great and spacious hall
Belgian fries are a must and there is gossip too
The Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr De Croo, visited the exhibition with his son on Saturday. A nice gesture to support the pedigree dogs
On Saturday evening, Martina and I drank a few cocktails to “Ziva” in the sky lounge/hotel bar of our hotel.
On May 14th, 2023, as always, the big European champion show took place in Dortmund/GER. We drove to this event very sadly this Sunday. On Saturday morning we had to put our 12 years, 10 months and 13 days old “Doro” (Multi Ch. Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal) to sleep. She had a torsion in her stomach and we didn’t want to put her through the big operation anymore. We miss our old lady so much.
“Uschi” is the granddaughter of our “Doro” and that’s why we dedicated her great victory on Sunday to “Doro”.
Europasiegerin 2023 and Best of Breed “Uschi Glas aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” judge was Mrs. R. Kazlauskaite from Lithuania. “Uschi” is 22 months old
Res- Beste Bitch was Martina Weissmann with her Ch.”Sexygirl aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”
Angelika Bardelli came from Switzerland with her beautiful “Verliebt aus dem Elbe Urstromtal”. Just 10 months old. Unfortunately there was only a 3rd place for both.
the team boss: Paul, without his help and support it would never work.
On Monday our “Uschi” is our normal family dog again
Multi Ch. Seepferden aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” owned by Amilia Helin from Sweden was in Herning/DK for 3 days. A special show took place there on Friday on the occasion of the European Show. The judge was Mrs. B. Schjoth/DK. “Rolfi” became 2nd Best Male of the more than 33 registered OES. At the European Show the Frenchman Mr. C. Jouanchiat judged , where he was only 3rd.
On Sunday at the AGRIA Winner, also in Herning/DK, the well-known Danish all-rounder Mr. G. Nymann judged. He knows what quality is and “Ch. Seepferdchen aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won Best Male with CACIB, CAC and title AGRIA Winner.
On Sunday the annual club match of the Dutch OES Club took place in Kerkdriel/NL. I haven’t exhibited there for many years. Board policy has always been make sure I don’t win. My dogs won EVERYTHING in the Netherlands except the club match. This club is a joke!
This year the English woman Mrs. Helen Woods had been invited. She currently has a “Vigilats” male from the Netherlands to show. Her reputation preceded her for doing what she wants. That’s why I advised Gerd Derksen to show their “Ultrachic aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” there. That was good advice!!!
“NL-JCh. Ultachic aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won the intermediate class and became Res- Best Bitch.
My dear Chris Beirendonk wom with “Mandy” Best Bitch and Best of Breed with “Unforgettable Black Mask of Snowboot Bears”. Chris with “Mandy”, the club, judge Mrs. Woods and Gerda with “Ziva”
The Frenchman C. Ritter judged at the special exhibition of the club for British herding dogs in Waghäusel/GER. He once bred bobtails himself.
“Verliebt aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won the youth class and became Best Junior. With that she achieved the title of German Junior Champion.
“Luana” then won Best Junior in Show under the judge Mr. M. Krinke/CZ