Finally a dog show in Sweden again!! Me and my friends Cecilia and Amanda went to the Nordic dog show in Västerås with a total of 6 dogs, 2 males and 4 bitches. A total of 29 Dalmatians were entered for Maritha Östlund-Holmsten. All our 6 dogs got CK and both males were placed in best male, and 2 of the bitch were placed in best bitch. JunCh Spotdog's Instant Impact placed 3rd best male with the reserve-CAC, and Amanda's Spotdog's Half Half placed 2nd best bitch with the CAC and became Swedish champion. JunCh Olrif Zone of Pure Love placed 2nd in the open class (9 entries) and got CK.
Attended the triple shows in Vejen, Denmark.
Day 1 Nordic show: Spotdog's Instant Impact won open class with CQ, and placed 4th best male with res-CAC. This completed his Danish junior champion title (DKJUCh). Judge was Birte Scheel.
Day 2 International show: Dalspots I Am Gold placed 3rd best bitch with res-CAC and res-CACIB (will be a full CACIB). Judge was Bengt-Åke Bogren.
Day 3 International show: Spotdog's Instant Impact was BOS with CAC + CACIB + Crufts qualification. Dalspots I Am Gold was 4th best bitch. Judge was Annette Bystrup.
Today we got a new chmapion at kennel Dalspots!!
DKJUCh Dalspots Hot Gossip (Gossip) was BOS with CAC at the Danish Club show in Sörbymagle, Denmark today. Judge was Helle Dan and 38 Dalmatians entered. This made her a Swedish and Danish champion (subject to conformation).
Spotdog's Instant Impact got exc and placed 2nd in open, Dalspots I Am Gold placed 2nd in intermediate with exc + CK, and Olrif Zone of Pure Love placed 4th in open with exc + CK.
Again we attended an online dog show, this time the "Belgian Virtual Dog Show" arranged by the Belgian Dalmatian Club. Judges were breed specialists Liliane De Ridder (kennel Irdallys) and Annemiek Morgans (kennel Gwynmor). A total of 213 Dalmatians were entered (one standing picture and 1 video per dog), and JunCh Dalspots Hot Gossip was BOS!!!
Spotdog's Instant Impact won the male open class (31 entries).
Ch Dalspots Coach Master placed 2nd in male veteran (4 entries).
Dalspots I Am Gold won bitch intermediate class (11 entries) and ended as BOB-intermediate.
JunCh Dalspots Hot Gossip won bitch open class (35 entries) and was BOB-open and in the end BOS.
JunCh Olrif Zone of Pure Love placed 4th in bitch open class (35 entries).
Ch Orion's Belt Claim to Fame won the bitch champion class (14 entries).
Thank you to the organizers for a well run show and efficient handling of all the entries and results!
Finally we are expecting puppies from our beautiful Maya, after a disappointing last year with failed insemination. This time we went with a natural mating to increase our chances. The pedigree combines these two lovely males, the grandfathers Mr Darcy and our own Rocco, seen here placing as No. 1 and No. 2 best male at the European Dog show 2015 in Lilleström, Norway. The entry was 101 Dalmatians and the judge was highly respected Mr Frank Kane, who needs no further presentation... Mr Darcy is the CC breed record holder in the UK and ended this day with BOB and BOG-2. Our Rocco was a Norwegian champion on the day and Top Male in Sweden 2014.