31/03/2013

29/03/2013

28/03/2013

Aspen, 18 months

Dutch Jr. Champion Oranges On Apple Trees

Breeder: Age Gjetnes, Norway
Owner: Corina van Hien, Holland - Tempt By Afghan Hounds

25/03/2013

Great weekend for Sobers

Pictured New Italian Champion Sobers Mimosa.


REGGIO EMILIA Int show (& Whippet/Borzoi/Greyhound specialty show):
whippet & Borzoi Judge: Mr
Gavin Robertson (UK)
...

Whippets:
Sobers OSSIAN - CAC, CACIB & BOS from Intermedian class!
Sobers POMPILIUS - 2 EXC in Junior class
Ch Sobers LINNEA - wins the Champion class, Res CACIB
Sobers MIMOSA - CAC, CACIB, BOB, finish her Italian Champion title from a very strong open class!
Giobaldi KELLY CALECHE D'Sobers - 2 EXC in Junior class

Borzoi:
Radoga's FLASH FORWARD - 2 EXC in a big open class

Greyhounds judged by Mr Paolo Dondina (I):
BIS Ch Sobers MARMADUKE - CACIB & BOB
SBIS Ch Sobers LUNAROSSA - CACIB & BOS

MODENA Int showJudge: Mrs
Gabriela Veiga (P)

Sobers OSSIAN - CAC, CACIB from Intermedia class
Sobers POMPILIUS - 3 RXC
Ch Sobers LINNEA - CACIB, BEST BITCH
Sobers MIMOSA - 2 EXC in open class

Greyhound:
BIS Ch Sobers PORTIA Grandcru - CAC, CACIB, BOB & BIG1!!!

Best in Show KV Rijnland 2013

Cat. Nr. 1672, Spinone Italiano, NHSB 2754318, Isole e Olena dal Podere Antico, Own.: J.K. van Doorn

CH Yurrugar Diamonds N Dreams

CRUFTS 2013
Bitch CC
Best of Breed

English Toy Terrier

"Nox"

CH Yurrugar Diamonds N Dreams*15.12.2010

bred by Paige Saunders/ Australia (
http://www.yurrugarett.com/)
owned by
www.pawspride.com

23/03/2013

Int. show KV Rijnland FCI group 10:



BEST IN GROUP: Ch. Bugor Ljoebov Krylataja Ljoebov
br/own: Anita Gielisse & N. Rijff-Rademaker

Judge: Mrs. Caroline v Zanten-Boomgaard

Breed:Name:
1 BorzoiCh. Bugor Ljoebov Krylataja Ljoebov
2 Saluki Kaseedah ter Dolen
3 Italian greyhound Fiefoerniek's Fille de Filante
4 Irish WolfhoundImogen van de Tortelduif
 Complete results CLICK HERE:

22/03/2013

Paige


Jantar Turn the Page at Karlyn

Bred and co-owned by Rita Walker, Jantar Borzoi perm regd,  Morewood Ontario Canada and owned by Lynn De Prizio and Carol Stuart, Karlyn Borzoi, Seekonk MA USA. 

Shown here winning Best of Breed over BISS Special and major competition at 8 months of age under Mrs. Annika Ulltveit-Moe.  

Best junior Handler Crufts 2013:

And the winner is !!!

Naomi van Mourik

Huge congrats you did it !!!

Int Show Rotterdam:

To the WEBSITE

JOEY

Great succes for Spencer in the USA:

Sobers Millionaire at StripPoker JW'11 Jr. Ch
(Ch. Barnesmore Galileo x Ch. Sportingfields Primrose at Sobers)

*USA San Antonio - Winners Dog (2 points) - Judge Mr. Joe Walton (USA)
*USA  York, PA- Winners Dog (4 point major) - Judge Mrs. Sharon Saxon (USA)
*USA AWC Eastern Specialty, PA  - 1st OPEN Dogs - Judge Mr. David Markus (Canada)


Br: Sobers, Italy
Own: Tony Groenendijk (NL) & Red and Denise Tatro (USA)

Dog Show Poop Show News USA:

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(Photo courtesy of Best In Show Daily)
 
To the website CLICK HERE

Alles over windhonden in Nederland:

To the website CLICK HERE

2 litters of Portuguese waterdogs born:

2 litters of Portuguese waterdogs born:

Breeders are Luc & Ellen Rijnbeek from kennel American Dancer's in the Netherlands
Goal for breeding is  Health & Type & Character


All Parents are tested for Hips and DNA tested for GM1 & JDCM & PRA & Improper coat.

litter 1: born March 14th: 7 males and 4 bitches all wavy, black with some white markings. Parents CH American Dancer's Never Expected & CH American Dancer's Wanna have fun.

Litter 2: born on March 20th: 2 males and 5 bitches all wavy, 3 browns and the rest black. Parents CH Go and win comes back to American Dancer's & American Dancer's Melt my Heart.

for more info or pictures go to the website www.waterdogs.nl

20/03/2013

USA GCh. Redglen Rock A Baby Bye

USA GCh. Redglen Rock A Baby Bye

(BISS Ch. Sporting Fields Rock On x Ch. Redglen Vera Wang)

Br/own: Harold (Red) Tatro, III & Denise Tatro – Redglen Whippets

Amsterdam winner 2013 - INFO

EENDAAGSE all breed dog show CAC/CACIB -13 DECEMBER 2013
AMSTERDAM WINNER SHOW  - 14 & 15 DECEMBER 2013

                                              More info CLICK HERE

09/03/2013

Crufts 2013 - Whippets




Judge(s): MR P IVERSEN [NORWAY](D) - MRS E C WHIMPANNY(B)

BEST OF BREED & BIG 2
CH SHALFLEET SIMPLY A LORD
Dog Owner:  MISS J WILTON-CLARK

BEST PUPPY
APRIL SHOWERS AT CROSSCOP
Bitch Owner:  MRS L, MR G & MISS A MORRIS, WADDELL & PLACE

DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
CH SHALFLEET SIMPLY A LORD
Dog Owner:  MISS J WILTON-CLARK

BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
SPYANFLY SHAKE IT ON DOWN
Bitch Owner:  MRS P S OLIVER

RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
CH/SWE/DAN CH ADAGIO CROWDSTOPPER [ATC AP00587SWE]
Dog Owner:  MR S RGHAMMAR

RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
TYLKO COBYCO PARANIOA (IMP POL)
Bitch Owner:  E & L YACOBY & YACOBY-WRIGHT

Monique Post thank you very much for the pictures !!!

BOB and BOS

BOB and BIG II
BOS

CC bitch, BOB puppy res. CC bitch
BOB puppy

06/03/2013

Crufts 2013 - RESULTS

Crufts 2013 results CLICK HERE

and LIVE STREAM

Crufts 2013 Breed Group Showing

Thursday 7 March 2013

Terrier and Hound

Friday 8 March 2013

Toy and Utility

Saturday 9 March 2013

Gundog

Sunday 10 March 2013

Working and Pastoral

Show opening times each day: 8.15 - 19.30


CRUFTS on YOUTUBE Click HERE

05/03/2013

Young Stars

Up And Downs Papillon & Phalene kennel, Holland

Together with a v. Tani Kazari Affenpinscher baby

04/03/2013

Young Stars

Ukske v. Trajanus - 6 months

Sire: USA Ch. Lumberjack's Jim Jammin at Chesswynns Palooza
Dam: Heidy Tessa v. Trajanus

Breeder: H.R. Jacobs
Owners: Arie Dijkhuizen & Tony Groenendijk

Int. Show Groningen (Afghan Hounds)

Groningen 2013 – Afghan Hounds:

Judge Mr. Rainer Vuorinen:

Males:

Junior:

1 exellent Oranges on Apple Trees Junior CAC and NEW Junior Champion
2 excellent Kum Aelet Meltem

Intermediar:
1 excellent Serra Parecis Kid Ego

Open:
1 excellent Agha Djari's Benjamin Button
Abs.Agha Djari’s Blue Steel
Abs. Agha Djari’s Clean the Scene
2 very good Agha Djari’s Code Red

Champions:

1 excellent Ch.Hilton Du Jegdalek CAC/CACIB BOB
2 excellent Ch.Nightwind Power of Magic RCAC/RCACIB
3 excellent Ch.Hasstaphar y Shirvan
4 excellent Ch.Karakush the Meow Factor

Females:

Puppy:
1 VP Puppy Celestian Lavender BOB Puppy

Junior:
1 excellent Coco Chanel Back to Innocence Junior CAC
2 very good Kivive Aelet Meltem

Intermediar:
1 very good Agha Djari Directors Cut

Open:

1 excellent Thuja Candy Kisses CAC/CACIB New DUTCH Champion
2 excellent Schumakayasa Perfect Dream
3 very good Fawziyya Rasath el Mahar
Abs. Agha Djari's Untold of Xenos

Champion:
1 excellent Ch.Agha Djari Burlesque rCAC/rCACIB
2 very good Ch.Popovs Laa Laa
3 very good Ch.Hanne du Jegdalek
Abs. Ch.Nightwind Please Please Me


Thanks for the results !! More results and pictures mail to: w.bisschoff@chello.nl

Young Stars


Rios

Qirmizi Ovation - 6 months

Rios is sired by Ch Anjal Sahara Habib out of Ch Qirmizi Global Temptress.

picture by Martin Wacherhausen


Qirmizi Salukis

Sighthound Review - Reading is Believing




Dear,
March is here and with it, soon enough, the spring show season. To get the juices flowing, we've dug into the
Sighthound Review archives and come up with this gem, from our September-October 1990 issue. We hope you enjoy revisiting it as much as we did. -- SR 

NOT SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES (Or "How to Get Lost on the Way to Awarding Best of Breed")



By Dr. John Reeve-Newson 

The judging world seems to be divided into those who judge on the positive and those who judge on the negative. Or, as a friend of mine in Afghan Hounds says: "Those who judge from the 'heart' and the 'eye,' and those who judge from the 'head'  alone after dutifully memorizing standards."

The positives are people who judge on balance, type and the "overall" picture of the dog. The negatives are those who decide that one or two positive attributes or negatives are paramount, and all judging is decided on those principles, regardless of overall picture.

 
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One will see a dog in the Group and wonder how in God's name, out of an entry of that size, did that particular dog end up representing the breed in the group. Later, while talking with the breed judge, one will hear: "... it had the most perfect layback of shoulder" or "... the feet were the best I have ever seen in a long time, so beautifully arched," or "the dog was so sound," or -- that old kingpin -- "it has all of its teeth." My Aunt Ida has all of her teeth, but she doesn't look much like a Sighthound -- as a matter of fact, she looks more like a Pug.
Elegance is the byword of a true Sighthound.
Photo: Jessica Bolander
For me, the essence of a breed is contained in the preamble to the standards. Such words as elegant, exotic, graceful, symmetry, commanding, etc., appear in almost all of the Sighthound standards. These are the unmeasurable attributes that make a Sighthound a Sighthound.
If we fault-judge, or judge on one or two virtues and overlook the overall picture of style and balance, are we doing the breed  a service or a disservice?
For example, in my breed, the Borzoi, if we start to count teeth and make the deciding factor of 42 teeth = a Borzoi, are we going to end up with a breed that in a few generations will have heads like Dobermans?
In most Sighthounds, and especially in Borzoi, the head is the hallmark of the breed, not the number of teeth. Shape, form, length and style of the headpiece is most important.
Many Borzoi, as I know from personal experience, have all their adult teeth at a young age. However, many by a year of age have lost one or two premolars playing, carrying food dishes, etc. If we show these dogs, are we going to have to carry with us certified dental charts? Or perhaps X-rays of the permanent dentition?



As an exhibitor, I was always wary of showing under what are jokingly referred to as "massage therapists." Do you have to run your hands over every inch of a dog to get an impression of the angulation and the outline of the dog? Especially in a short-coated hound like a Whippet or a Greyhound, one can get an impression of chest depth, topline, underline and angulation by simply looking.
One knows these judges have dutifully attended lectures, seminars and workshops in structure and movement. Their heads are full of facts and figures: 45, 90, 180 degrees, one handspan, three fingers ... all these figures are whirling around and being assessed against the animal being examined. Send the dog down and back and let it stop on its own -- no touching by the handler. This will tell you more about the dog's basic structure than all the touching and fondling you do. Perhaps a protractor and a pair of calipers will become part of the well-dressed judge's attire?
Does one need to fondle and twist the testicles to know that there are two? A fast touch will do. The things that should be touched often are not -- like ears for texture, size and shape. The coat for texture and quality. Tails for length and carriage.
Knowing the indigenous terrain on
which a hound hunts gives
invaluable insights into its type.
Photo: Erica Kasper

A friend of mine,
respected in Sighthound circles -- the late Robin Hernandez -- said, "No dog should be given a major award if it showed improper tail carriage for the breed." Robin talked a lot about "flow" when describing a Sighthound; the flow of the lines.
Again, we have to get back to basics -- where the dog was bred, i.e. the country of origin -- its terrain and vegetation and what game that particular hound was bred to pursue. This will give the judge great insight into essential features of the Hound breeds and why they are important. These are the hallmarks of the breed. Some examples: hair on the Saluki's feet to keep the dog from slipping in the sand; strong, long nails in a Borzoi for traction on the ice and snow; dark eye rims -- very important, as any Bedouin in the desert or Eskimo who hunts in the snow will tell you; strong feet and pads in the Afghan Hound to run the rocky, hilly terrain of Afghanistan, and on and on ...
If judges concentrate on these, instead of measuring the precise angle of X to Y, you will do the breed much more good. More time should be spent on learning the origins and history of a breed, its purpose and function, and a knowledge of some of the "greats" in a breed and what made them "great."
What is the better dog for the purpose for which it was built? A lightly boned, poorly angulated dog with light eye rims that carries its tail over its back with a backskull like a dolphin and a muzzle that would do a Dobe proud, but has all his teeth -- or a hound with the essential breed features and a missing tooth?
I rest my case -- penalize for faults, but penalize with some sense of balance and importance to the overall picture, function and quality.

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When Billy Wilder made the great comedy "Some Like It Hot," Marilyn Monroe nearly drove him crazy by her tardiness on the set. A fellow director asked him why he did not use some other actress; his reply was that if he wanted someone just to be on time, he could have hired his Aunt Matilda, but for his film he wanted Marilyn, with all her faults.
Are we in the way of overlooking the Marilyns and putting up the Aunt Matildas because they have no "major faults," but then again, no major virtues, either? Fault judging usually results in mediocre specimens, and mediocrity begets mediocrity.
Style and quality are rather ephemeral attributes to assess. Those who have it know it and can recognize it in others. Others who do not have "it" can acquire it through effort and study and learn to recognize it in others. Others never have it, and never will.

Several year ago, as we exhibited a top-winning specials Borzoi at a large breed specialty show in the United States, I wandered over to ringside to see the ring and observe the judge's ring procedure. I came back to our set-up and said to Dick Meen, "We are not going to win today."
"Why?" he asked. My response: "Any man with a haircut like that will never like our dog." (I was correct -- he did not survive the cut.)
Some examples of style and no style:



I was going to give my impressions of style and no style in the Sighthound world, but my lawyer advised me not to!
When entering under particular judges and you are unfamiliar with their likes and dislikes, try if possible to get photos of what they bred and exhibited. This will give you great insight into their likes in dogs and the points in a breed that they consider paramount.
One also may get surprises. You also learn, for example, that many of our Sighthound "experts" have very little actual breeding experience, and that their success in the Sighthound world is actually due to the breeding program and hard work of others, and therefore their taste in a particular breed may not be as well defined as some other judge's may be. Also, if possible, learn about them personally, their style and tastes; if you breed elegant, graceful dogs and you show under a "polyester princess," you are probably wasting your entry fee.
The older judges talk about having an "eye" for a dog. "Eye" used this way encompasses style, balance and presence -- "being there." This is a talent that is impossible to assess and unfortunately even more difficult to teach. Not that by an stretch of the imagination I am against workshops, seminars and the like, but let's try not to get so overburdened with the facts and the figures that we lose sight of the focus of all this attention -- the dog, the dog as the breed itself, not a collection of counts and measurements.


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01/03/2013

Crufts 2013

http://www.crufts.org.uk/

Amsterdam Winner 2013 NEWS FLASH:

NEWS Flash!! - One-day all breed dog show
Friday 13th December 2013, the day before the Amsterdam Winner Show, the Royal Dutch Kennel Club "Cynophilia" is organizing a one-day all breed dog show with CAC and CACIB.

Judges schedules, entry forms and combination possibilities will follow as soon as possible, but not later than 1st April 2013.