25 October 2022

Exhibitions in October 2022

October is the start of the year-end show season. November and December will again be top months in terms of shows where we will try to win points with our dogs.

On October 2nd we went to Mons in Belgium. Driving 200km a track, a new hall and unfortunately a change of judge. We had registered for Mr. Kanas from Slovenia. He couldn’t come and we had to make do with Mrs. Poggesi/Italy.

“Cooper” Int-D-VDH-NL-Ch. Rock me Amadeus aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal was 2nd in the champion class Res- CACIB, Res-CAC. “Uschi” NL-JCh. Uschi Glas aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal, was first in the intermediate class and Res- Best bitch with Res-CACIB, Res- CAC. The only advantage of this: The CACIB pushes through because the winning bitch is already an International Champion.





Grete Roed was successful in Norway with her “Kaiza” Ch. Turandot aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” in the Mjondalshallen. Judge was Mr. Arne Voss from Norway. “Kaiza” was Best of Breed and 4th in Group 1


On October 1st, 2022 “Vivian Westwood aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” had her first exhibition in Tulln/Austria. She is just 6 months old and her proud owner is Mrs. Laminger. “Vivian” was a bit wild and found everything soooo exciting. She still became Best Puppy and in the ring of honor for the puppies of all breeds she came in the last 6.


On Friday October 14th, 2022 we were at the Herbstsieger exhibition in Dortmund/GER. “Ocean” in the champion class and “Uschi” in the intermediate class. Ms. S. Langhorst/GER judged. There were 15 OES registered, of which only 2 were males and the rest were females. Exhibiting in Germany is subject to many conditions. The official veterinarians and PETA would like to see dogs abolished. That is why there are completely nonsensical conditions for many breeds. For example, hairless dogs are prohibited. These breeds have existed for 3500 years…. Germany has in the past already wanted to eradicate a “race”….

Despite all the circumstances, we had a good day. Both girls won their class and “Uschi” got the Res-CACIB.

“Uschi Glas aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” Excellent  1, CAC, VDH-SA Res-CACIB

Uschi wins the intermediate class

left Best Bitch and BOB “Niedersachen’s Pride Lilly Rose”, right our “Uschi” Res- Best Bitch

“Ch. Love ‘n Stuff aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” Vorzüglich 1, CAC, VDH-SA, “Ocean” wins the championclass



Saturday, October 15th, 2022 was the day of the too much to do: Washing  and grooming  “Cooper” and “Lilou”.They both  needed  to look tip top for the CAC show in Genk/BEL the next day. Only 2 OES were registered at this show, they were our two. Mrs. I. Hectors/BEL judged and “Cooper” became Best of Breed and “Lilou” Best Bitch. Both now have all the points for the Belgian Champion title. For “Cooper” there was a great end to his exhibition career, he was 2nd in group 1. The judge was Mr. Jos Cuyper/BEL

“Cooper” has been wasched and brushed by me every 2 to 2.5 weeks for 2 years now. He normally lives in Aachen with his owner Eva, who cannot brush him herself and otherwise he would go to a dog grooming salon. However, this is not possible if you want your dog to be in show condition. “Cooper” is a dream of a bobtail male, that’s why I did all this work. Now he has all the titles that we would have liked to achieve for him. That’s why I don’t have to take care of him anymore. This means that every 14 days I have 4.5 hours more of my remaining life time for other things.

Best of Breed and 2nd Group 1 “Rock me Amadeus aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” and Best Bitch “Seejungfrau aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

“Cooper” 2nd in group 1 of the herding dogs


On October 23rd, 2022 there was a small CAC show in Austria near Vienna. The Hungarian Robert Kotlar judged our breed. Denisa and Martin Bohuslavova had traveled from the north of the Czech Republic with their “Ch. Q’Mona Lisa aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”. “Mona” won the champion class and received the last CAC for her title of Austrian Champion.

On the left is “Ch. Q’Mona Lisa aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” on the right her daughter “Antea DEMABO” who also won the CAC in the open class.

Mrs. Laminger competed with her “Vivian Westwood aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” in the puppy class and received a Very promising.

The last weekend in October was a very sad affair at the show in Leuven/BEL, as well as in Portugal and at the KCM in the Netherlands. The judges at these shows should all judge by the breed standard that has existed for the Old English Sheepdog breed for 125 years.

Mr. Jentgen from Luxembourg judged at the IDS in Leuven. 1 male and 8 females were registered, 3 of them in the champion class: Best of breed was the female “Sugar Bebe of Snowbootbear” owned by Mr. Kieffer from Luxembourg. This bitch has been rated “Very Good” 3 times in the last 6 months by breed specialists. It is very surprising how differently judges interpret the breed standard.

Res- Best bitch is Res-CACIB and Res-CAC was our “Ocean” Ch. Love’n Stuff Elbe-Urstromtal, she is on the right on the 2 photos.


Our beautiful “Uschi” was alone in the intermediate class and only got the excellent 1: “Uschi Glas aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

in Santarem/Portugal, Mr. Dirk Spruyt from Belgium judged and awarded “Very Good” to the beautiful bitch “SeaLords Raggedy Ann. This bitch is still young, but has already won A LOT. His explanation  was that the white hair from the neck was 1 cm over the Shoulder blade. This is described in the Bearded Collie Standard and is not allowed. It is not described in this way in the Old English Sheepdog breed standard. Also, Mr. Spruyt was of the opinion that the eye pigment must be closed. Error! The standard says it would be desirable if the eye is well pigmented. That was the important show to become the titel of  the youth champion. This chance was taken from her through ignorance. Her owner Isabel Alvez commented here in detail on Facebook.

I hold back about judging the OESCN club match in the Netherlands by Mr. Wulteputte from Belgium. Just one thing: the standard says that the OES should have a gracefully arched neck….. that’s also in his judges’ reports, but the photos of the dogs, which are said to have long necks, speak for themselves: short neck.

It will probably be the case that I no longer see it very well how a dog should be construted on my old age. I would wish there was a referee who intervened when judges knowingly or out of ignorance judge grossly incorrect. My dear Chris van Beirendonk-Lembrechts shares this opinion with me.