OMG! I don’t even know where to start!!

We went to the Högbo/Sandviken Cluster, a 3-day event with 3xINT All Breed KC shows. 
It was terrible weather, raining heavily so the showgrounds became a big mudhole in just hours (look at the pics from the friday finals…).

I thought Lava would be dragging her feet, because she can be a bit sensitive to the weather when it’s bad. She gets grumpy to say the least… 😉 

BUT she actually behaved like the pro she’s become: Mud upp to the hocks and still trotting like a star – winning Best of Group-4 on friday, shortlisted to Top-6 on saturday and Best of Group-3 on sunday!! 😀 I’m loss for words, in SIX straight shows she’s been acknowledged in the group in really tough competition! I just want to thank all the judges at this time: Anita Whitmarsh, George Schogol, C-G Stafberg, Martin Croeser and Arne Foss for having the courage to pick Lava in all these wonderful line-ups! And of course a big thanks to the breed judges Svein Helgesen, Göran Bodegård, Per Svarstad and Gunnar Nymann for giving her the “tickets” to the group competition. 😉 THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments you gave on our gorgeous little girl!! <3

The last Best Of Breed was Lava’s BOB #57, and she’s now got 25 CACIB! To quote one of the judges from this weekend: “She’s outstanding!”

But what about Primo? Well, he did really well this weekend too! 🙂 On friday he got Exc-1 and CK and placed Best Male-4! Only 4 out of 10 males got CK! 😀
But on Sunday’s show, he did even better! He got super critique, Exc-1 and CK, and beat the Russian CH male and won BEST MALE!! Wohoooo! Only two dogs of 8 or 9 (?) got CK, and also two bitches got CK. He was BOS to BOB-winning Nea (gorgeous champion bitch). I am SO PROUD!!! Almost happier about his achievements this day than Lava’s BoG-3! 😉 🙂 Thank you judges!! 

And of course I have to shout out for my friends, who kept us company, cheered in the finals and also won a lot. You all know who you are… 😉
Thank you all, and big congrats to all YOUR success too! 🙂

Wow, now we just have to land, being on cloud 9 is great but there is lack of oxygen here… 😉 😉 😉

See you all on the next show!!! 😀



Högbo INT, GÄKK 2012-08-31
Status: International

Judge: Per Svarstad, group judge: C-G Stafberg
Champion class
Exc-1, BB-1, CACIB, BOB, BOG-4!
Comments: “Very beautiful whole. Beautiful feminine head. Long elegant neck. Beautiful topline. Nice rounded croup. Good depth of chest. Nice elegant legs, one in each corner. Exc coat and colour. Exc movement. Very well presented.” 

Judge: C-G Stafberg
Junior class
Exc-1, BM-4
Comments: ”Well shaped head, good snout, dark eyes, exc neck, good back, good rear assembly, moves very well dispite the weather, good coat.”


Högbo INT, GÄKK 2012-09-01
Status: International

Judge: Gunnar Nymann, DK, group judge: Martin Croeser, South Africa
Champion class
Exc-1, BB-1, CACIB, BOB, Shortlisted (top-6)!
Comments: “Almost 3 yrs. Nice size, exc proportions. Correct snout and scull. Correct stop, eyebrow , nice ears. Correct scissor bite, nose pigment and eyecolour. Beautiful neck, exc topline and croup. Correct depth of chest. Nice underline. Normal angulations. Correct nail colour. Moves light and elegant with drive and reach.”


Högbo INT, GÄKK 2012-09-02
Status: International

Judge: Arne Foss, NO, group judge: Arne Foss, NO
Champion class
Exc-1, BB-1, CACIB, BOB, BOG-3!
Comments: “Super! Correct proportions, exc  gender characteristics. Beautiful feminine head, well carried ears, exc bite, good legs and feet, exc topline. Stands very well on her legs. Moves from the side with lovely energy. Fantastic temperament. Very well presented”.
“She’s outstanding!” 

Judge: Gunnar Nymann, DK
Junior class
Exc-1, BM-1, CAC, BOS
Comments: ”14 months robust male, korrekt headshape, exc length of snout, good under jaw, noce expression, nice ears, exc neck and topline, A bit falling croup. Could have better angulations in front, good in rear. Could have less gap at the elbows. A little bit light tan colour. Good stabile movement in rear, a little too high lift in front.”

“My dogs and I, and some of my friends and their dogs. Feel free to tag yourself or those you know. =)
LAVA: BOBx3, CACIBx3, BOG-4 and BOG-3 (and shortlisted)
PRIMO: BM-4 and BM-1/BOS and CAC! =)

BIG thanks to all my <3<3<3 friends for company and cheering, and another BIG thank you to the judges for appreciating my dogs!! :D" From Högbo Triple INT shows 2012, posted by Maria Weinehall on 9/03/2012 (62 items)

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