13 December 2012

Winner Brussels

Shortly after the Winner Amsterdam, is the Winner Brussels held. For Judge Eymar Dauphin from France, 14 OES had been entered. As expected, came one of the exhibitors, whom we had seen for the last time in 2006, from France. Especially for the Jubilee Year of St. Hubertus, a CAC could be earned in every Class. Besides the Title of Belgian Winner. For the first time, I had entered “Kingsize” in the Champion Class. Since the 1st April, he is with only 15 months a Champion and due to that qualified to start in the Champion Class. But because he is so young, it seemed better that he started in the Intermediate Class. Also “Jadore” joined us. She needed one more (the last) CAC and between the first and the last, there has to be one year. After the heavy snowfalls of Friday, I had my doubts if we would arrive in Brussels on time. On Saturday morning however, everything was dry and the snow had almost dissapeared, only my travel companion Eef had to take a detour, because of the fact the the Tunnels along the Roermond Highway had been closed. Everything went well and we arrived on time at the Hall. Thank to Eef’s help we got our three dogs with much trouble (it was going up hill to the halls….) inside. After I had looked in the catalog, I realized that there would be a huge problem!!!  Both judges for both of our breeds started judging simultaneously with our two breeds. This meant that Lasse had to go into the ring while I was showing King and Doro. Good council is worth more than money.  I had asked the Russian, who had entered a male in the Champion Class, if she wanted to show Lasse, but after a while she declined, because of the chances she had in the Champion Class. Sh..  had no other option than to ask Vicky van Tiggelen if she would be prepared to show him, as she also had entered her own male in the Champion Class. To my big joy, Vicky said yes and showed Lasse. The ring was so far away that I could not see what was going on. Whilst I was standing in the ring with my OES Bitch Jadore, Eef Martens came by and told me that Lasse had become Best Male. I was full of happiness! Mr. Dauphin was not the judge I had expected. I had mixed him up with Mr. Dupas. But only the big letter “D” in both names was the same. After the judge had placed the males for the Intermediate Class, I knew, that his way of judging would bring big surprises. And so happened. “Ch. Kingsize aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal“, became 2nd in the Champion Class and did not even get the Res- CACIB. That went to the Intermediate Class and I did not agree with that.  In the Youth Class Bitches, Chris Beirendonk with her “Ch. Koko Chanelle aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” also became 2nd and also this result called question marks in the faces of many spectator. I still had to enter the ring with “Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” and was prepared for the worst! This time the luck was on my side and Ch. Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal won the Champion Class, became Best Bitch and Best of Breed. Simply said brilliant, as she was now also a Belgian Champion at a young age of only 28 months and already having 6 Champion Titles in her possession. Besides that she is the Top OES of the year 2012 in the Netherlands. Kingsize has also enough points from the Youth and Intermediate Class that allows him, to call himself  Top OES Male of 2012. Not that I would run the legs out of my body to collect points on these lists, but as an unforeseen circumstance always nice to have.

In the Big Ring judged the Swiss Mrs. Eva Mosimann, who actually always likes to see our dogs and placed us on the podium more than once. This time “unfortunately”, she by passed the two of us.

Every hair is placed in the correct position ;-))


Best of Breed and new Belgian Champion “Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal”

Brüssel-BOB--new-B Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal

Champion Class Bitch “Jadore aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” and Ch.Fayola Yentl from Rocky Desteney

Brüssel-Ch OES

the dogs in competition for Best of Breed: Youth Class Males “Aryakas Midas” by M. Labous/Fr., “Jadore” and the male “Ch. Youandi Pompidou” owned by Pascalle Kuijpers/NL