Jaquenetta German Shepherd Dogs
FROM THE SOUTH WEST. JEAN HISCOX.
Congratulations to Pam and Joyce on Moonwinds Foxi going BIS at Working & Pastoral breeds of Scotland. They have been in the breed for numerous years now and consistently produce top winning stock. They are an inspiration to us all. Under judge Liv Evjen other placings were 1st JD Julian’s Zuberg Lyric. 2nd PGD Davies & Wilkins Lindanvale Hondo at Eyanica. 2nd OD Green & Tolputt’s Videx Omar at Devat. 3rd MPB Davies & Wilkins Eyanica Bianka. 1st SpYB & BCC & BOB going on to win the Pastoral Group & gain BIS Meaton’s Moonwinds Foxi.
At Stroud, judge Mike Rushton 2nd P Davies & Wilkins Eyanica Bianka. 3rd P Collins,Rambridge&Sygrove Tramella Arni. 1st OB Davies & Wilkins Eyanica Angie.
At Plymouth & District KA. 1st OD&BD&BPIB&PG2 Collins, Rambridge & Sygrove’s Tramella Arni. 1st G Hensley’s Zuberg Deenika. 1st OB&BB&BOB Hensley’s Voneche Saskia of Zuberg.
I did another stint of stewarding for a local canine club open show. I arrived at the show to discover the show manager and the chief steward had resigned. Stewards were scarce on the ground and I was stewarding for the toy groups on my own, having stewarded only once before and that was alongside the very experienced Terry Donavon. German Shepherd dog owners having similar traits to the German Shepherd nothing fazes them. So undaunted I was there from 8.30a.m. to 5.30p.m. covering four different judges. What an eye-opener. There was one small hairy thing in any variety being shown stood on a box that had been covered in pink taffeta and bows. I asked the judge if they were allowed to bring their boxes in the ring. Apparently they are, and in their breed classes at shows there are rows of them perched on their prettied up boxes being groomed in the ring. One judge was all giggly with the limpest handshake I have ever encountered. But he proved to be a man of steel in the ring. One of the dogs he was judging was of a particularly unsound temperament. Instead of what I have seen a few times, that the dog is put further down the line or the owner withdraws the dog from the class, he asked the handler to leave the ring with the dog. He followed the K.C. rules and regs and wrote a report to justify his decision. He was visibly upset about the incident and I had to point out to him that he had written down the number of the dog he had sent out as the BOB. As he said it showed he had the dog on his mind. It also showed how much it had affected him, but he obviously had the good of his breed at heart and was willing to take the flak rather than allow unsound temperaments to creep into his breed, even at this level of showing. When talking to him he told me that GSDs were his first breed more years ago than he cared to remember.
The following weekend I was judging at The Hastings,St. Leonards & East Sussex CS. Thank you for an entry of 27 dogs and to the exhibitors that were present. I enjoyed the show, though the five hour drive to it was a bit torturous after we discovered a section of the M25 was closed. BPIB & BOB was Deane’s Sagaro Hoby, on enquiring of his name and parentage from his owner after the show I found he was a son of Ch. Benny v d Rotten Matter. At just under 12mths he must be from one of Benny’s first litters in the Country. RBOB Prince & Tidy’s Anderma Molly.
Shows in the area, Plymouth & District CS on 12th February 2005 at Exeter Livestock Centre. There are 8 classes for GSDs, the judge is Jill Green.
A merry Christmas and a happy new year from the South West.
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