Irish Shows


Newtownards & DCC: Ain’t No Panda at Newtownards - Report and photos Joyce Crawford-Manton The US has its ‘windy city’ – Chicago – but Northern Ireland also has its own little spot where the breeze seems to get up, especially at the start of May, and it’s called Newtownards!
Hibernian All Breed Dog Club: Jackson in a thriller at Hibernian - Report and photos by Joyce Crawford-Manton “Oh, yes, with ever changing sports, we whiled the hours away; the skies were bright, our hearts were light, in the merry, merry month of May.”
Combined CC: Aussie steals win at Combined National Topping the poll at Combined Canine Club’s national championship show was the Australian Shepherd Ch/Lux/Am Gr Ch Bayshore Stonehaven Cat Burglar, his first such award, though he was the group winner at Dublin Dog Show in December, following...
Fermoy CC: Il Divo stars at Fermoy’s birthday show - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press AFTER THE torrential downpours of the previous day, it was a relief to pull back the curtains in the hotel room to look out and see the sun shining over Clonmel, the venue for Fermoy Canine Club’s international championship show.
Skye’s the limit at Banbridge - Report: Des Manton - Photos: Joyce and Des Manton JUST TWO weeks after Combined Canine’s double show and Pup of the Year, it was time for another back-to-back weekend of shows, this time Banbridge and District and Portadown Canine Club, both shows held at the King’s Hall Complex in Belfast.
‘Skye’ is bright again at Portadown - Report and photos: Irish Canine Press Day two of the Banbridge/Portadown back-to-back weekend saw us back at the Kings Hall Complex, this time for the Portadown Canine Club championship show, thankful that at least the two shows were held at the same venue, unlike some of the...
Fibber Magee – It’s No Lie! Reports and photos by Des Manton A WEEK after the Irish Kennel Club Celtic Winners St Patrick’s show, it was off to the US for this intrepid reporter for a judging stint, arriving home, much the worse for wear with an unwanted and unwelcome virus, just in time for the Easter weekend
Jackson triumphs at Irish POTY - Report and photos by Des Manton INTO ITS third decade now running the Irish Pup of the Year contest, the Combined Canine Club is as enthusiastic as ever. It now runs three events on three consecutive days giving the Easter weekend a different meaning in dog terms to that of...
The Celtic Winners show: Honky Tonk hits the right note at Celtic Winners - Report by Des Manton - Photos by Joyce Crawford-Manton I MAKE no apologies for the fact that I am very much an old fashioned traditionalist, something that is more aligned to advancing years than to any other reason, so it still feels funny that the Irish Kennel Club St Patrick’s Day championship show...
The Big Issue due to hit Holland - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE FINAL of the Top Irish Showdog Contest took place in the usual venue of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Saturday evening, February 21, when exhibitors and supporters get a chance to don their glad rags and to wine, dine and dance after...
Champion of Champions - Three out of six for Edbrios at champions final JUST A week after running its all-breed championship show, Dublin Dog Show Society hosted the Champion of Champions final at the Green Isle Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin last Saturday.
Warm-hearted day at Cloghran - Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press CLOGHRAN championship show is the penultimate show of the year in Ireland, and this year it saw an excellent entry of almost 1,250 dogs for the panel of mostly progressing Irish judges to assess.
Charity show for assistance dogs - Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Irish Kennel Club runs an annual charity show just before Christmas and it is hosted by the Minority Breeds committee, headed by Colm Beattie as chairman, Cathy Delmar as secretary with Clíona Beattie as her assistant, and Rita McCarry Beattie...
Nadine Makes It A Hat Trick! Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Junior Handling Association of Ireland held its handling final at the Combined Christmas show at Cloghran with their judge Fredrik Nilsson travelling from Sweden to decide which Irish handler would be Irish Handler of the Year 2014 and...
Christmas Began at Combined… Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Combined Canine Club is a fairly busy bunch and, apart from the Easter Saturday international championship show and, next year, a national championship show the day after, followed by the Pup of the Year on Easter Monday, it also runs a...
Bangor & North Down CC: Birthday celebrations at Bangor GIVEN the rather crowded show calendar during the summer months, the committee of Bangor and North Down Canine Club decided to move from the start of August to the less congested September, holding its...
Carlow & DCC: Toy Poodle hits six at Carlow CARLOW Canine Club held its annual championship show on the third Saturday of September, two weeks after Bangor and a month after the Circuit, giving the exhibitors and their dogs time to recharge their batteries.
Irish Kennel Club international day one: History made by Honky Tonky TWO back-to-back international championship shows are now on the calendar for the Irish Kennel Club, held on October 4 and 5, and they attracted a good entry for a bevy of judges from around the world, with a few local faces making up an...
Irish Kennel Club international day two: ‘Cooper’ triumphs at IKC2 DAY 2 of the Irish Kennel Club international weekend dawned once again dry and bright and, with the same ring layout as the previous day, exhibitors had a fair idea where they would be.
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