Keeshonds haven’t had CC’s at Paignton for years; although that is all set to change in 2019 when the society becomes a ‘representative show’ scheduling CC’s for all breeds. But for the present time, it remains an expensive open show for all the local exhibitors.
Our judge was Jane Paradise and she had drawn an entry of 17 dogs with just 3 absentees, with no puppies entered. Best Dog with Best of Breed was Sue & Alan Hill’s Plymkees Cool Dude ShCM (Ch Valindale Fixed Assets for Byquy x Pommary Talluhal Lo at Plymkees) and Reserve Best Dog also went to the open class, Roger and Christina Wilkin’s Ch Pommary Quick Silver at Whizzkees AW(S) (Ch Aust Ch Calivale What the Valindale x Kwajongen Rebecca at Veltuds).
Best Bitch, coming from Junior was Alison and Ivan Passmore’s Torrikees Lust For Life (Ch Winklestar Hadar x Ch Torrikees Victoria’s Secret) whilst the Reserve Best Bitch was the winner of open, Frankie Janssen & Debbie Hopkins’ Nofear Van Het Earlskamp.
Carol Bardsley won the Arthur Westlake Memorial Stakes which were sponsored by Royal Canin, with her Neradmik Ruby Slipper For Skathki (Neradmik Help the Hero at Maldine ex Ch Neradmik Chanel) from Judge A Stewart, winning a £30 product voucher & rosette. A nice win for Carol’s mum, Barbara, who was celebrating her birthday.
Although keesies were 4th in the ring after Chinese Cresteds and German Spitz, judging started at just past 1.00pm which made for a reasonably early getaway. Paignton was also lucky with the weather, as the forecasted rain stayed north soaking the rest of the country and they had a lovely warm and sunny day.
The previous weekend at Langstone & DCS Open Show, Sue Lindsay was busy flying the flag with Disney, Mezanda Merry Starshower (Nor Ch Dungens Nice Guy x Mezanda Mai Starshine) who was Utility Group 4 from the AVNSC classes from Judge Ed Casey (Moyglass) Not to be outdone, his kennel mate Boris
Enreveyar Exceptional with Mezanda (Enreveyar Ensign x Enreveyar Esther) also won BUV from Ed and then went on to become Best Veteran in Show from judge Les Mitchell (Huntshill)