Sighthounds score at the halfway stage


Ch Jet’s Man In The Moon.    photo Zemla

SUMMER is in full swing and while the UK’s ‘Hazel’ the Whippet claimed Runner-up spot at the halfway point in the Dog World/Arden Grange Top Dog competition 2016, the rise of her fellow sighthounds in Norway and Italy to the halfway leader’s rank in their respective countries has been smooth.

  The Greyhound from the North, Ch Jet’s Man In The Moon comes from the kennel of Espen Engh and is owned by Stepanka Horakova in Norway. ‘Henry’ won BIS at Ålesund international, RBIS at Bergen international, BIS3 at Trondheim international and had several other group placements at the rest of the qualifying international all-breed championship shows of the country. 

  He won best in specialty for the second time at the Norwegian Sighthound Club’s annual specialty. 

Ch Sobresalto XxX.    photo Szabó

  His mother is well known to British dogdom: Int Ch Jet’s Moonlight Serenade won her first CC and BIS at Windsor last year and RBIS at Scottish KC with her crowning CC a few months later. His father, In Jet’s Something In The Way U Smile was Norway’s Top Dog in 2003. 

  The more extensively shown Whippet from the South, Italy’s halfway leader Ch Sobresalto XxX was bred by Annalisa Rovani and Arnaldo Catugno and is owned by Enrico de Gaspari in Italy. Fresh from her World Winner title in Moscow, ‘Sexy’ has several international all-breed BIS and group wins from last and this year as well. Her sire Int Ch Sobresalto Quann Tramonta O Sole won the group at the Geneva European Show in 2013.