CH/IR CH Winuwuk Lust At First Sigh
Once again we treated our selves to the live on line streaming of group judging at Crufts, the giant British Kennel Club extravaganza. Today’s offerings were the Working Group and the Pastoral Group (comparable to our Herding Group).
Three things caught our eye as the Working Group breed winners entered the big ring. First, for a country steeped in tradition, exhibitors really get casual in their dress at Crufts. At Westminster, handlers agonize over what they will wear in the Group judging. Apparently, the British do not. More on subject, is the culture shock of seeing floppy ears on the Boxer & the Doberman and the tail on the Bobtail (Old English), but we will leave that debate for another time. We also were impressed that several of the dogs in the Working Group were substantially more substantial than what we see in the US. We’re not saying American dogs are reedy. We’re just saying that the English dogs were, well, beefy.
Mrs K Wilberg’s Group winner was the Boxer, CH/IR CH Winuwuk Lust At First Sight. Her Reserve was the beautiful Newfoundland, CH/IR CH Fairweathers Knock Out with Brooklynbear. Third was the Doberman Pinscher, CH Supera’s Ozzy Osbourne JW, and Fourth went to the Rottweiler, CH Olearia Blaze Of Gold. The Boxer, Max, is the winningest Boxer In the Kennel Club’s history and a repeat Crufts Working Group winner, having topped that Group in 2009. Congratulations to breeders/owners Marion Ward-Davies, Julie Brown & Tim Hutchings.
CH Elmo Vom Hunhnegrab
Mr E Hulme’s Best of the Pastoral Group was the German Shepherd Dog, CH Elmo Vom Hunhnegrab. His Reserve, Third, & Fourth were the Samoyed, CIB/EST/FIN/LT/LV/RUS CH Pilgrimage Snow Ball (yes, we know. It’s their Kennel Club and they can do it any way they like), the Australian Shepherd, CH/DK/NO/VDH/INT CH Thornapple Aftershock, & the Norwegian Buhund, NUCH LUXCH NORDV-10 BEW-10 Kimura’s Jenseman. Four year old Rico has been doing his share of winning since arriving in England from Germany, winning three BIS in ten shows entered. Congratulations to breeder Heinz Scheerer, owner Mr J Cullen, and handler Stephen Cox.