There were no CC’s on offer for Keeshonds at East of England, where our Judge Millie Lambert (Sturtmoor) had an entry of just 8 dogs. Keesies were second in the ring after 59 Dalmatians and judging started just before 2.00pm.
I wonder if it was the fact that Utility day was on a Thursday (a work day for many) which affected entries, whatever the reason, it was a shame as their classification was more generous than some societies offer when we have tickets. There were no entries in Junior Dog & Open Bitch and both dogs & bitches Yearling, Post Graduate, Veteran & Special Beginners classes and with no absentees.
Best Dog with Best of Breed went to Natasha Hickson’s Ch Kichigai’s Only The Lonley (Bert von Ricara (imp Den) x Kichigai Special Edition) and Reserve Best Dog along with Best Puppy was Mel Harris’ Amikirs Lover Boy for Watchkees (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Ch Amikirs Bubblelicious)
Best Bitch from Junior was Sue Pattison’s Eastkees Diamond In The Dust (Serenaubach full of Wonder x Eastkees Blue Diamond) and Reserve Best Bitch went to Karin Hickson’s Kichigai’s Uptown Girl JW (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine) from Limit.
And last but not least, congratulations to Richard Lemon (probably better known to us along with Linda Morton for showing Pauline Wilson’s Keesie) and his Tibbie – Magnus, on their consecutive Best in Show win. Well done all of you!