Shownews November 2018
Best male was “Touch of Charm Everywhere You Go” from Richard and Diane de Severen. He is a son of my Darling “Multi Ch. Norman Harrison aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” who is the litterbrother to Anna’s mother
Then we went off to the hotel to have a rest. But if you meet good friends it will be 11pm at the bar. That can not go well and I had a big migraine the next morning and was knocked out until 10am. Anna lay relaxed on the brushing table and waits quietly until I feel better again.
On this day the judge was Mr. de Gids from the Netherlands. Anna was alone in the intermediate class and there were registered 8 OES today. Mr. de Gids complaind in his judge’s report on Anna that she was missing some pigment on her lower eyelid. That’s right, is about 0.5 cm. But in the breed standard is still standing, the full pigment is desired but is not mandatory …… Anna received from Mr. de Gids only her excellent 1, nothing more
But what should I complain about! Willy van Opijnen won with her“Ch. Pipa Middelton aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” and won Best of Breed .
Res best bitch out of Junior went ot “Quick kiss me Quick of Snowboot Bears”
In the ring of honor in the afternoon, she was placed as the 3rd of Group 1. Judge was Mr. de Gids.
Also on 3-11-18 Ivan from Serbia with his “Helena” (Q’Helena Rubinstein from the Elbe -Urstromtal) was at the exhibition in Kragujevac. Judge was the Serbian D. Radenkovic and Helen became Best of Breed. She is the litter sister of my Anna
At the Workingbreeds Show in Edingburgh, UK, Ann Hodgenson won the Open Class with her Martha “Obsession aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal“.
At the IDS in Metz / France on 4-11-18 judge Mr. Karcher / F. Macho “Ch. On Top aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” won the CACIB, CAC and was Best of Breed.
Unfortunately,I have not received any photos yet
On the 10th and 11th of November, the National and International Show took place in Karlsruhe / GER. Big bright halls, lots of space, free parking and great food and many stalls make this show so enjoyable. Sidney (Queensize from the Elbe-Urstromtal) is still so young but already has 2 CACIB’s in 2 countries. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to try in Karlruhe at the Judge Claude Ritter / France, who judges on Sunday at the IB, togive it a chance for the 3rd countire. On Saturday we had luck with the Austrian Judge Mr. Erwin Deutscher, who liked Sidney so well that she was Best of Breed. On this day 15 OES were registered and 13 were present.
Karlsruhe Friday evening at the hotel, Sidney has to cuddle fast. As an exhibition dog life is very “exhausting”
Karlsruhe Saturday Best Male went to Mrs. Weissman’s Ch. Snowboots Man on a Mission, a son of “Texas”, BOB was Sidney
Sunday morning Sidney helps Paul wake up
What really scared me on these two days was the overall quality of my breed. According to the standard, the OES should be a square dog with an elastic gait. I think you should always keep this standard in the mind of breeders and read them again and again at the breeders’ meetings. Unfortunalty most breeders are not up to date of what the standard says, how an OES should look like. I read the standard several times a year. Brown hair is not allowed at all and the minimum size of the bobtail is 56 cm for a bitch and 60 cm for a male. Small is cute but too small wrong. Sidney is exactly 56 cm so at the minimum. I’m 164cm . If the exhibitor is very tall, she would look tiny. On the other hand, if the exhibitor is very small Sidney would look very tall, though she is exactly in size. I fear that the judges should definitely use the bar again.
Thank you Mrs. Weissmann for the lovely photos and videos
The intermediate class bitches on Saturday as well as on Sunday the biggest class. On Sunday, 20 OES were registered and 18 were present, even a very nice champion bitch from Switzerland was present.
1.) Angel Scully from Stone’s BOB CACIB2.) Queensize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal Res- Beste bitch Res-CACIB, 3.) Blizzards Artic Moon (Norman’s Daughter) and 4. Snowboots on Wings of Love