Sunday, March 9, 2008

We had a fantastic day at Crufts with Chatter (Bonvivant Nochotte) taking BCC(her first) and BOB under Judge Janet Biddlecombe. In Dogs her brother Bonvivant Noblesse Oblige (Chase)took the CC, his first also, for Lisa and Chris Wright. Well Done he looked fabulous. Both of these are by Ch.Morgan du Domaine de Bauge x B.Cacharelle and it was extra special them getting their first CCs at Crufts. RCC was Ch Bonvivant Esprit. Other class winners were Bonvivant Non Pareil with Stonedragon, Bonvivant Dewet and Bonvivant Kronik. Other placings were B.Limoge, B. Arc en Ciel, B. Ophelia, B. Objet D'Art, B. Habibi, B. Keona, Ch.s.r.B.C'est Chic, B.Coup de Foudre avec Zodantta(CSAU TAN) and B. Noisette. Congratulations to my friend Monique Heindriks (breeder) who won OB with Ch Eliane Elodie de la Belle Pitou (another Morgan daughter)owned by Joke Reugebrink from Holland.

In Laekenois the BOB was Lyra var Letsager, a most beautiful bitch, and it was wonderful to see her pulled out in the last cut for the Group.

In Tervueren, Alonso de Bruine Buck was VHC in Junior dog, B.Moondust of Grizwold was 1st PGB and 1st GCits, B.Deja Vu at Briaridge was 4th G.Cits.

Carol Winfrow had to make a mad dash home as her bitch, Ch.Maggie May, decided she couldn't wait to have her puppies until Monday and had gone into whelp! Bruine is now the proud father of nine puppies, 3bitches and 6dogs. I must admit I was keeping my phone nearby in case Psyche decided she was going to have her litter early too, but all was ok, and she is sleeping soundly on the settee at the moment so hopefully she will wait until after the weekend.

Chatter really enjoyed the Main Ring and was breakdancing with the Laekenois on the astroturf! It is funny how they seem to appreciate that you need that bit extra and she moved really well and steadily for me. It was so late when we came out of the ring and fortunately I had lots of help to break camp and get dogs, crates and bags back to the vans. (why is it that you always have so much more to take home even if you haven't had chance to leave ringside?) I got home about 11.30pm, sorted the dogs out quickly and went to bed totally exhausted, bits of me don't seem to want to work today The dogs are all having a nice rest day today, and I don't know how Lisa got up to go to Discover Dogs, although she may just still be running on adrenaline !

Well done to everybody and I will catch up on the Agility results as soon as I have a minute.

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