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Our breed specialist for the day was Mr Tapio Eerola from Finland, ably assisted by Bettina scribing for him (as judges from the continent like to have done). She deserves a special mention as the show ring is not her natural habitat. I will just report on the main winners, as all the results, plus our individual critiques will appear later. BIS was White & Whitmore’s Driftingsky Mist. BD was Spencer’s Pines Saxophone at Hightimbers, Reserve BD Jenkins & Wright’s Driftingsky Thunder and RBB Christopherson’s Pines Chanel. Unfortunately, there were no puppies entered. In the Obedience ring, judged by our own Julie Condron (who, incidentally is our breed judge for next year), Pre beginners was won by Orritt’s Pines Conker, Beginners and Novice by Foakes’ Pines Jonathancreek and Class A by White & Whitmore’s Minches Jason of Driftingsky. Additionally, Julie brought the Year Book and the latest newsletter for distribution, so it was a very full on “Hovawart” day indeed.
One added bonus for those staying to the end was the talk our judge Tapio gave after the showing was over. He took the opportunity to give his overall opinion of the breed, as represented at the show, in the UK, and from his experience was able to offer comparisons with other European countries. He also gave us his ideas on the way forward, and was happy to discuss points with us, and finally .. .. .. .. he reported no nervous/aggressive dogs. That said it all, and the committee packed up and left tired but happy.