Under the Italian sun THE RADUNO Border Collie Club, in collaboration with the l’Italian Border Collie Club, held a championship show in the beautiful grounds of the Castello di Masino in Ivrea where I had the privilege to be invited to judge.
Unexpected visit to the German Poodles THE GERMAN Poodle Club (DPK) held a championship specialty show where Anita Bax and I were asked to be the replacement judges. The show had drawn a wonderful entry of well over 150.
British herding breeds in Germany I WAS DELIGHTED to be invited back to Germany for the tenth time, this time to judge the British Herding Breeds Club show held in Gotha, a three-hour drive from Frankfurt airport.
Dachshunds in the Sunshine State QUEENSLAND is known as the ‘Sunshine State’ and it certainly lived up to its name when I went out to judge the Dachshund Club of Queensland’s Thea Scherf Memorial Show in July; even though it was winter time the daytime temperature never dipped...
‘Tiffany’ tops the first international Ambiorix Trophy show in Belgium - Report, photos and results: Karl Donvil DON’T CONFUSE the LKV Show in Genk with the Ambiorix Trophy show held in the same halls. The Haspengouwse Canine Society is the youngest in Belgium and had the ambition to hold its own CACIB show.
Lommel is small but cosy - Report and photos: Karl Donvil Results: Moldernete LOMMEL may be one of Belgium’s smallest shows, but it is also one of the cosiest. The sports centre is surrounded by grass and trees and you are half inside, half outside. You don’t have the feeling of being in a hall.
Meeting of the Saints - Report and photos: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE ST BERNARD clubs have an international organisation, the WUSB, founded 48 years ago. Now there are 25 member clubs from 22 countries.
At the side of a Hungarian lake - Report and photos: Gabor Szalanczi A WEEK after the World Show a double international show took place in Hungary, organised by the Szekesfehervar Kennel Club.
King triumphs to start the Split week The first of the Summer Night Shows, the Interra Terrier Specialty and the first all breed show prove successful for the well known Wire Fox Terrier, Ch King Arthur van Foliny Home who has taken BIS at borh.
Double BIS wins for Cleopatra - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THERE WERE two national one-day all-breed shows in Finland on the last weekend of June, one at Pieksämäki in the eastern part of the country and the other at Karjaa, on the south coast.
Puppies score at Malta’s back-to-back shows THIS WAS my first visit to the wonderful island of Malta. The Malta CS held its first Eukanuba National Championship back-to-back evening shows, where my co-judge Margaret Wildman and I judged half the show each evening, and I judged BIS on the...
Split Summer Shows 2015 Results, galleries, articles and a blog from the Split Summer shows in Croatia.
Bernese wins at Riihimäki - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THERE WERE 2,700 dogs entered at Riihimäki, although it was ‘only’ a national show.
Freezing cold finals at Hamina HAMINA is a small town in south-eastern Finland, near the Russian border. It is famous for its unique city layout. In the middle is the city hall, and the streets go around it in circles.
Heaven Can Wait at Wieze - Report and photos: Karl Donvil - Results: KVN-Aalst AFTER A crisis a few years ago it was doubtful if there would be a future for Belgium’s Wieze show. But a new committee often brings a new spirit and the success of last year was not a fluke but has clearly been perpetuated.
French Sheltie wins at Hungarian club show - Report and photos: Gabor Szalanczi THE HUNGARIAN Australian and English Sheepdog Club (AAPKK) held its specialty on May 2, during the afternoon of the Budapest Grand Prix Show.
Tampere suffers from surfeit of shows - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen TAMPERE international show has been one of the biggest shows in Finland; this is one of the largest cities and lies practically in the middle of the country.
British herding breeds in Germany IT WAS a great pleasure for me to be invited back to judge in Germany for the ninth time, this time for the British Herding Breeds Club in Wiesental. Such a friendly club and sporting exhibitors plus a perfect ring steward, Carolyn, and secretary...
Famous faces score at Varkaus - Report and photos: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen FINLAND’S hectic show season began when the outdoor events started in May. There are shows on every weekend.