102 Keeshond Breed Notes – Windsor 2017
At Windsor Keeshonds were first in the ring for a 9.30am start for Judge Tim Ball, who was awarding CC’s in the breed for the first time. He had drawn an entry of 39 dogs with eleven absentees.
The DCC with BOB was Melanie Harris’ Ch Neradmik All About The Boy For Watchkees JW ShCM (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines Game boy (imp USA) x Ch Lady Godiva’s Guilty Pleasures with Neradmik (imp Fin)) The RDCC and BP was Sue Christopher’s Neradmik Canache At Bisukees (Ch Samkees With Love to Neradmik (imp Mlt) x Ch Neradmik Miss Hollyberry) who was handled by his breeder Jean Sharp Bale.
The BCC was Dawn Gregory’s Ch Amikirs Bubblelicious (Eastkees Don’t Say A Word x Amikirs Arabella) with the RBCC going to second in open, Geraldine Clark’s Byquy Pebbles At Kwajongen (Ch Klompens Who’s Your Daddy (imp Can) x Byquy Willma)
It was ideal weather for showing, being pleasantly warm and sunny with in/out rings and Doris Purdon with her son Chris were sitting ringside enjoying a day out and seeing what was going on.
Judging was over just after 11.00am and many exhibitors were to be seen heading towards the river with their dogs. Windsor is also one of the few shows to actually check dogs both into and out of the showground.
This time of year there is something going on somewhere every weekend and for those of us who do agility, it is no different to championship shows. The same weekend I was at Ashover with Roger and Christina Wilkin; who are organising a series of three day Whizzdogs agility shows to help raise funds for the Keeshond Club’s 2025 Anniversary.
The first of the Whizzdogs’ agility shows was held at the picturesque Ashover Show ground, which nestles in the Amber Valley, near Chesterfield. With access to all of the showground, there was more than enough room for the 100 plus caravans, parking for day exhibitors, enclosed fields for exercising the dogs and a well laid out show area with three spacious rings.
The weather was ideal, despite a chilly start on Saturday and Sunday; and both the Whizzkees and Flatmeer teams kept the flag flying for the breed by winning a good number of classes between them over the three days. Every class winner got a large multi-tiered rosette with an engraved glass to celebrate their win with.
Good weather and a lovely setting invariably means that a well-run show becomes a fixture on exhibitors’ calendars and I’m sure that the word has already spread about this one! Who knows, we might even get some more keesies attending to see what all the fun is about – as well as supporting the breed!!