Best in show: The Great Dane ... Vanmore Dream On
owned by Mr L Morgan-Evans. Pictured here with Best in Show judge Mr I Sexton and Reserve Best in Show .... Corranroo Camero at Hightower owned by C West & E Birch
A very cold and windy day but for once the sun is shining as I head to Portsmouth for a day of taking photos of all kinds of breeds at the Portsmouth & Southsea Kennel Association. A lovely warm welcome awaited everyone from a very smart looking Vice Chairman on the door of the Havant Leisure Centre. Six large rings were set up very neatly and exhibitors set up their areas to spend the day with friends. Outside there were a further three large rings for the larger gundog and working breeds so plenty of room for all to show the dogs off to their best. The committee had done a fantastic job in making sure everything was in order for the show to be a great success. There was a huge raffle and I mean huge !! It was a very well supported show with a fun atmosphere. The main results from the day are:
The Toy Group - Judged by Mrs Waddington
Best Toy – Ch/Ir/NL/Int Ch Spinillons Rebel Rowser JW ShCM owned by Mrs Davidson-Poston Best Toy Puppy – Ridgehawk Sally Ann owned by Mrs Lee
The Utility Group - Judged by Mrs J Sharp-Bale
Best Utility – Andix Forever Vera owned by Mrs A & Mrs L Dixon Best Utility Puppy – Safaris Typecast for Vocmar (imp USA) owned by Mrs Pine Hayes
The Terrier Group - Judged by Mrs F Foreman
Best Terrier – Am Ch Haldane Chasin’ Tail owned by Mrs C Slatherley & Mr T Smith Best Terrier Puppy – Miltonbury Sunrise at Roxambor owned by Mr & Mrs Read
The Gundog Group - Judged by Mrs L King
Best Gundog – Corranroo Camero at Hightides owned by E Birch & C West Best Gundog Puppy –Hazeltine & Welch ‘s Pointer, Pytchley Chasing The Dream For Hookwood.
The Hound Group - Judged by Mr H Heathcote
Best Hound – Rubicon Red Dothe Right Thing Royaal Pearl (imp MNE) owned by Mrs Larkin Best Hound Puppy – Foxs Nightmare Jessica Biel at Maudaxi (imp Rus) owned by Mr & Mrs Reid
The Pastoral Group – Judged by Miss Hodgson
Best Pastoral – Sturtmoor Eeza Geeza at Buhcafrey owned by Hood, Glaholm & Wildig Best Pastoral Puppy – Sherkarl Majic Touch owned by Mr & Mrs Haensel
The Working Group – Judged by Mr K Jessup
Best Working – Vanmore Dream On owned by Mr Morgan Evans Best Working Puppy – Muzoku Voodoo Dolly owned by Mr & Ms Forsey
The Best in Show Judge was Mr I Sexton who found his Best in Show in the Working Group winner, the Great Dane, Vanmore Dream On. A fantastic result for this young bitch and only her second time at a show. Reserve Best in show went to the Gundog Corranroo Camero at Hightides a beautiful Red & White Irish Setter.
Best Puppy in Show went to the Utility winner, the Standard Poodle, Safaris Typecast for Vocmar (imp USA) . This was his first show and he only came in from America three weeks ago, the owners and breeders will be thrilled with this result. Reserve Best Puppy in Show went to the Hound winner Foxs Nightmare Jessica Biel at Maudaxi (imp Rus) a Bassett Griffon Vendeen.
And finally the last results of the day and not to be out done by the others were the veterans who all looked amazing and so lovely to see them all still enjoying their day out.
Best Veteran in Show went to the Lhaso Apso Quaytown hear it for the boys owned by Mrs Langford and Reserve Best Veteran in Show to the Miniture Smooth Dachshund Archidax Bonneville owned by Mrs West
Congratulations to you all !