EUROPEAN  dog show - brussels

27th August '16

Gibraltar is quickly becoming a very special dog show for us. Last year, the wonderful adventure with Lollipop started here, where under the care of my dear friend Joaquim Julio and the handling of his daughter Bea, he won his first title - Gibraltar Baby Winner '15. This year we traveled there ourselves, and believe it or not with the exact same age (4 months and 4 days old) his baby half sister Mathilda Castellum Mare managed the same feat!

We also took Lollipop and Ivy, who added 2 new titles to their names after two days of excellent results. As their junior careers come to a close, they now hold 4 junior champion titles - Portugal, Iberian, Spanish and Gibraltar - and add Gibraltar Junior winner '16 to all their other winner titles. They also qualified for CRUFTS for the THIRD time! ​​
Even though Ivy showed herself off very nicely over the weekend, Lollipop was the star again winning BEST JUNIOR as well as BEST OF BREED on both days, and being selected as one of the top dogs in the group finals - seems he's ready for Intermedia Class!

In the afternoon, we decided to try out a new experience and entered in the Breeder's Group. Besides being a lot of fun - and definetely something I would love to repeat soon - we also brought home a great result with RBIS Breeder's Group! What a nice outcome particularly with so many wonderful options in the ring... we felt really honoured.

Overall a very nice show we fully intend to come back to, with wonderful atmosphere, fabulous weather and two specialist judges I am huge fan off - Lee Cox and Joakim Ohlsson (Hackensack Cavaliers) - who took our dogs in such high consideration in some very strong classes.

Congratulations to the other winners and thank you very much to those who shared our joys this weekend!
(Photo of Lollipop and our judge for Saturday, Mr Joakim Ohlsson after winning BOB. Hopefully we will have more photos soon!)