Celtic Knight King at Killarney
It was Tom and Annie Mervyn’s German Shorthaired Pointer, Tomanipoint Celtic Knight, who topped 1,464 dogs at Killarney championship show. Just 16 months old, ‘Rory’, who is now old enough to claim his Ir Sh Ch title and won his first CC with BOB at Paignton, had earlier won his fourth group. He won his first at Fermoy international where he finished BIS4, then Sligo, followed by the Irish Kennel Club summer show where he took RBIS. Here he won BIS under Irish judge Eddie Patterson, who gave RBIS to Olive Taylor’s Chow Chow Ch Chivas Royal Djalo at Taylorian; ‘Boris’ at just 21 months now has three group wins and he was also RBIS at Kilkenny in June. The show was sponsored by Happy Dog, represented in the photograph by vet Carina Mederle and Killarney chairman Dave Lawlor made the presentation.
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Mystic River runs again at Limerick
Emma Archibald and her Golden Retriever, Sh Ch Abinvale Mystic River, had a fabulous Munster Circuit – following her BIS at Clonmel. ‘Tegan’, owned and bred by Emma, her mum Bette and dad, Frank, took the breed, group and BIS3 at Killarney, and took her second BIS of the week at Limerick ch show on under Carlos Saevich. RBIS went to Barry O’Neill’s multiple BIS-winning Basset Hound, ‘Arthur’, UK/Int Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, who can number his group wins in the seventies. Limerick was, as usual, a well-run event which attracted an entry of 1,656 dogs.
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Captain saluted at Tralee
The finale of the 2015 Munster Circuit took place at Tralee Canine Club’s championship show on Saturday where, from an entry of 1,464 dogs, BIS judge Ann Ingram gave top honours to the Bullmastiff, Seamus Magee and Lisa Sweeney’s three-year-old Ch Bullmeredith Captain Rowlo of Tarbhore.
‘Gus’ had taken group 2 at Killarney on Tuesday, repeating his win from Kilkenny in July, and he also has a fourth from Deise.
RBIS was the Italian bred and owned Bull Terrier, Michael Sineri’s Ch Cosmopolitan Space Oddity Moonflower, in Ireland with Ger and Laura Cox, and handled by Ger. ‘Georgio’ won the breed specialty at the recent World Show and has only been in Ireland for a few weeks, winning at Coleraine ch show just the week before the circuit, his second show in Ireland.
Three years old, he also won third in the group at Killarney earlier in the week. Tralee was sponsored by Pet Master, represented here by Mervyn Webb.