Our judge for Southern Counties was Irish ‘all-rounder’ Ann Ingram, who was awarding CC’s for the second time (her first appointment was Midland Counties in 2015) and she had drawn an entry of 44 with 10 absentees. There were nearly twice as many bitches entered as dogs; with the Post Graduate bitch class having an entry of nine, albeit with 3 girls missing.
The DCC with BOB was Joan Miles & daughter Sarah Dean’s Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines Game boy (imp USA) x Ch Lady Godivas Guilty Pleasures with Neradmik (imp Fin)) and it stayed a family affair as Brody’s son Roddy, Joan & Sarah’s Ch Neradmik Kiss Chase with Lekkerbek (Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek x Ch Neradmik Miss Hollyberry) won the RDCC from Limit.
The BCC went to Alison & Ivan Passmore’s Ch Torrikees Victoria’s Secret (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines Game boy (imp USA) x Torrikees American Affair (AI)) and it was another RBCC with BP for Sue Schulz’s Neradmik Pocketful Of Miracles To Skydust (Imp Can) (Can Ch Keesbrook’s Oh I Believe x Can Ch Neradmik Academy Award) They then went on to get a 5th place in the Eukanuba Pup Of The Year Stakes bitch class under judge Anne Macdonald.
Meanwhile in the sweltering main tent, whilst Jane Saunders melted, Aaike (Liefkees Adina) kept her cool and won a 5th place in the Southern Counties Canine Association Junior Stakes from judge Tim Ball.