Dave Robbins (who last judged us at South Wales Kennel Association in 2017) was our judge at LKA and had drawn an entry of 35 dogs with 10 absentees. Keesies were second in the ring after an entry of 54 Schnauzers, who had a 9.00am start, so it was around 11.00am before judging started and was over in time for lunch. Both the Puppy Dogs classes were absent and Limit Bitch had no entries.
It was a first big green card for Andy & Jean Fitches’ Samoykees Harbour Lights (Am Ch Showtyme Admiraal The Mighty Sven x Samoykees Exclusive Moon) from Limit; with the RDCC going to winner of Open – Debbie Hopkins’ Ir Ch Quasars Brilliant Light van het Earlskamp Serenaubach (Imp Bel) (Am Ch Trumpet’s It’s Good To Be King (Imp USA) x Belg Ch Joyfull van het Earlskamp).
Winning her second CC and with Best of Breed was Cheri & Trevor Rogers’ Can Am Ch Cedarhills-Shamrock Foreign Exchange at Keez (Imp Can) (Ikon’s Cha Ching x Cedarhills Shamrock Sabrina). RBCC and Best Puppy was Matthews & Lee’s Winklestar Aurora at Valindale (Vivids Majestic Prince of Winklestar (IMP USA) x Winklestar Serendipity)
The Kennel Club have announced changes to the stud bands and Keeshonds have now moved from Band B to Band C. This means a stud book number for a 1st & 2nd place in open and a 1st in Limit.
The Kennel Club have also replied to the incident report logged at the Keeshond Club’s recent Open show where although the Best in Show was a dog puppy, Best Puppy in Show went to the bitch. They state – Judge placings – no breach has occurred. Reg says ‘should’ not must. Regulation F(1)26.a applies.
Rules are guidelines and can be grey, but regulations are mandatory and are (or should be) black and white – shame the KC doesn’t know the difference between them.