Going Around by Andrew Brace


Helsinki haven for toydogs by Andrew Brace Over the years I have judged in Finland on many occasions and have always marvelled at the organisation of the shows and the quality of the dogs, but this recent trip was possibly the most memorable.
A very busy weekend at Builth by Andrew Brace View the Going Around gallery >> Having judges withdraw at the last minute is a nightmare for any show secretary and with Rodney Oldham’s unexpecte...
Lightning strikes twice at Bangor’s tenth anniversary show by Andrew Brace It is always a pleasure to judge in Ireland, be it in the north or south, and I was delighted when Joyce and Des Manton invited me to judge all the stakes classes at the tenth anniversary all breeds championship show of Bangor and North Down...
Summer night shows in Split go from strength to strength by Andrew Brace I TOOK an early morning flight on Tuesday morning to Split in Croatia where I had agreed to help my good friend Ante Lucin by looking after his judges at the Villa Dvor Hotel.
Triple treat for toys in Denmark by Andrew Brace The open air showground at Vejen is a perfect venue for any dog show. Given that it hosts all breeds international championship shows, you can imagine how much space there was for the six breed rings plus the main ring for the three shows run by...
An audience with a legend by Andrew Brace Having flown into Birmingham on the Tuesday evening, I attempted to drive directly to a booked Manchester airport hotel but hadn’t bargained for the closure of parts of the M6; consequently I saw some of the backwaters of Walsall I never knew...
Heatwave in Lisbon by Andrew Brace I left for Lisbon on the Wednesday as I had been asked to make a presentation on Thursday to a Proctor & Gamble Partners meeting on the importance of the Eukanuba World Challenge.
Borås bucks the trend with increased entry I never need asking twice to judge at Borås in Sweden as Bobby Paust puts on one of the friendliest and most hospitable of shows. His president, Marie Ljungqvist, is always a delight to be around and they always manage to put together a very...
Blackpool thanks its supporters by Andrew Brace Everyone was hoping and praying that Blackpool would break its run of bad luck and be able to enjoy three fine days this year.
The personal minefield that is judging by Andrew Brace Whoever said that the middle of the dog judging ring can be the loneliest place in the world knew what they were talking about.
Three Counties puts on  a pearl of a show by Andrew Brace Three Counties was blessed with four basically glorious days which will have relieved all concerned. Secretary Jackie Lane takes everything in her stride and keeping a grandmotherly eye on all involved is the one and only ‘Mrs Mick’. Helen Wayman...
American imports’ Terni triumph by Andrew Brace I flew into Rome’s Fiumicino airport where Patrizio Palliani was waiting to meet me; Carlos Fernandez Renau was coming on a few hours later so we went off for a typically Italian lunch and returned to collect our Spanish friend.