Going Around by Andrew Brace
When I came to book my flights for Kuopio in Finland it was very difficult to find convenient flights and connections on the Friday, but strangely there were more attractive flights available on Thursday.
The Scottish Kennel Club has not been blessed with the finest of weather in the past and exhibitors and judges have come to expect the worst, so it was an absolute joy to arrive at Ingliston on Friday in summer sunshine.
A busy week began with judging for Marlborough Canine Society on the bank holiday, which by my reckoning was probably the day we had summer.
While my original plan was to spend Saturday at the Royal Court Hotel in Keresley, Coventry, for the 75th anniversary show of the Welsh Corgi League, a last minute change of plan saw me checking in on the Friday by which time the hotel was already...
The sun was shining when I arrived in Romania’s Timisoara airport having had an easy transfer in Munich. There to meet me was the vice president of the Romanian Kennel Club, Petru Muntean, and young Alin Mircea Lup who drove us to the modern...
I WONDER how often we – as breeders, exhibitors or judges – stop to consider how easily we become accustomed to changes within a breed.
WHEN GEOFF Corish walked towards Gavin Robertson and Jilly in the big ring at Crufts earlier this year, indicating that last year’s Dog of the Year had also won BIS at the world’s most famous dog show, he made one of the most popular decisions I...
SHORTLY after coming off the import register the Catalan Sheepdog Club of Great Britain celebrated in style by holding its first ever open breed show at the excellent Bearley Village Hall in the heart of England.
THE FINAL show of my American trip was for the Bronx County Kennel Club where I had some large breed entries to sort out. The day started in ring seven with 45 Great Danes and there were some impressive dogs in contention.
HAVING been told that the former chairman had referred to me as “Young Mr Brace” in his column in our contemporary I had to check out his comments as it’s not very often I get thus addressed these days.
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Centre is an ideal venue for a large dog show and was the chosen home for the New Brunswick and Bronx County Kennel Clubs’ shows. It was just a ten minute drive from our hotel so very convenient.
AMATEUR video coverage of so many aspects of our life along with the birth of the internet have changed the way we live, with YouTube and the like giving everyone who so wishes the opportunity to become a film director of sorts.