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Django: Best Dog at WELKS.

Belatarr Django Reinhardt ShCM hasn’t been out to a Championship show for 23 months – his last was when he won the Dog CC at the National Championship in 2014 – but he returned to the ring in style yesterday, and also thoroughly enjoyed himself, picking up 1st Open Dog and then Best Dog under breed specialist Ilex Whiting at the West of England Ladies Kennel Society Championship.

Django awards WELKS 2016

Technically this was also Django’s third Championship ‘Best Dog’ award in a row, from his only three entries in Open Dog, as he also picked up the same award at his first ever Open Dog class back at the Boston Championship, prior to the National…just a rather long gap in between his second and third outings!

Needless to say we are as proud of ever of our lovely boy’s achievements and are delighted to have him back out in the ring this year alongside his multi-award winning litter brother and sister, Charlie Parker & Billie.

Django stacked for his critique at WELKS.

Django stacked for his critique at WELKS.


23/04/2016 at 11:16 2 comments

Mingus scores Hat-Trick. Four-in-a-Row.


Following hot on the heels of his 1st at Crufts and then again at last weekends HWVA Championship Show, Mingus scored another first Junior Dog under judge Pam Blay at today’s W.E.L.K.S. Chamionship – giving him a hat-trick of three 1st places at three consecutive Champ Shows.

Mingus pre-show - looking quizzical in the garden.

Today wasn’t Mingus’ best performance and he was unusually fidgety and distracted in the ring – probably due to close interaction, immediately before entering the ring, with a bitch who’s kennel mate was in season …we won’t be making that mistake again!! – but, luckily his movement was as solid as ever and the judge took little time in awarding him 1st place.

Practising stacking with Mingus.

AND THEN…8 days later it was the National Dog Show Championship, another big entry of 67 HWV’s and Mingus’ final ever appearance as a Junior. Following the previous weeks rather unsatisfactory/wriggly behaviour in the ring we took a different approach with Mingus’ pre-show preparation. The result was one of his best ever performances; he stood immaculately, showing total focus and requiring just the lightest of touches to maintain his position – a total joy for his handler this time out!! – and his movement was as powerful and animated as ever, all of which brought him his 4th Champ Show first place  in a row. The perfect way to exit Junior and move up amongst the big boys!

30/04/2011 at 22:09 Leave a comment

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