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Contest Of Champion Show Dogs - Details


at Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow

on Saturday April 5th 2003


Canine Supporters Charity
(Charity Registration No: 289046)


President Peter Purves
Hon Chairman David Spencer
Vice Chairman Glynn Payne
Hon Secretary Karina Le Mare
Hon Treasurer Kevan Forrest

The Committee
Stella Clark, Diana Greenfield, Vicki Herrieff, Mac McMillan,
Gert Nielsen, Sarah Stephens, Pat Lister, Aline Elliott,
Marcia Cox, Sue Glennon.

The Objects
“The objects of the charity are to raise funds for the promotion,
study and research for the welfare of dogs. The constitution also
encourages academic and practical study and, importantly, will
provide the opportunities to bring people together to discuss, at
all levels, the essence of the Charity’s work - dogs.”

Last year’s event raised £15,000 which was donated to:

Canine Blood Cancers & Leukaemia -
Cambridge University £5000
Manchester Dogs Home £3000
Animal Rescue Group - Wokingham £2000
Yorkshire Terrier Club Rescue £1500
English Springer Spaniel Welfare £1500
Scottish CKCS Rescue £1000
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust £1000

This year - with your help! - we aim to support:

Research into Canine Epilepsy - University of Lincoln
Great Dane Adoption Society
Prevent Unwanted Pups (P.U.P)
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Greyhound Rescue - Guildford
Sussex Pet Rescue

Everyone gives of their time and effort FREE OF CHARGE
PLEASE BE GENEROUS THIS EVENING


Contest Information

Event organiser Karina Le Mare
Commentator David Spencer
Statistician Pam Blay
Show Manager Glynn Payne

Stewards For The Contest
Mac McMillan, Gert Nielsen, Jim Peach.

The Committee wish to express their appreciation to all supporters for their generous help in organising this event.


The Judges

Manuel Ramirez Muñoz (Spain)

Breeder of Great Danes, Min Schnauzers and, with the help of his wife, Afghan Hounds as well. He has been the President of the Costa Del Sol CS since 1983 and Int FCI judge since 1988 (Groups 2 - Working & Utility and 5 All Spitz types).
He has been a Best In Show judge since 2001, a Member of the Direction of Royal Spanish KC and helped with the organisation of the World Dog Show in 1992.
He has been judging everywhere in Spain, Scandanavia, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, USA and Puerto Rico and is a specialist judge in Nordic and German breeds.

Gitty Schwab (Luxembourg)

The first breed owned by Gitty with her parents was German Shepherd Dogs. Since then she has owned Basset Artesien Normands, Scottish Terriers and Sealyhams.
She has been an international judge since 1990, travelling all over the world.
These appointments include the European & World Dog Shows and she will be judging at the World Show in Helsinki 2006.
She has been president of the Luxembourg Kennel Club since 1998 and still lives with 3 Scotties and a Sealyham.

Vilmos Kardos (Hungary)

Specialising in Spaniels, he has been a breeder and exhibitor since 1972, an established judge of The Hungarian Kennel Club and the FCI since 1978 and judges a wide range of breeds including OES, Collies, Welsh Corgis, Schnauzers, Chow Chow, Lhasa Apsos, Pugs and Groups 6, 7 and 8. He has judged CAC, CACIB and Championship Shows in various countries including Czech Republik, Croatia, Austria, Russia and New Zealand to name but a few and has judged at World and European Shows. He has also judged Best In Show and Best of Group in various countries around the world. He is the President of the Hungarian Spaniel Club and has been for 15 years and from 1992 bred and showed Bearded Collies and Chow Chows.


Programme of events

4 pm ............................ Reception
5 pm ........................ Gala Dinner

Toasts

Grace ................................................ David Spencer
The Loyal Toast ..................................... Kevan Forrest
The Canine Supporters’ Charity .............. Vince Hogan
Response by ........................................... Peter Purves

The “Benching Competition” will be judged during dinner

The Auction and Table Draw

7pm .......................... The Contest
10 pm ............................ Dancing
2 am ............................ Carriages