September 6th & 7th 2003
The Spanish breeds BIS line-up, l to r, Antonio Garcia with spanish Water Dog Ch Rancholunac de Ubrique which eventually was BIS all Breeds under Mr Ronnie Irving
who was replacing Mr Ellis Hulme as BIS judge; the overall Spanish Breeds winner
Catalan Sheepdog and in third place the Spanish Greyhound. Also pictured from left to right were Eduardo Gonzalez (Vice President Spanish KC), Manolo Martin (President Spanish KC), Jose Haro Haro President Jerez and judge Rafael malo
Last weekend saw the International Dog Show return to the excellent IFECA Showground in Jerez de la Frontera in the South of Spain.
Last year the show had to be staged outside on the polo fields in Sotogrande but the return to Jerez felt more like being on home territory for President Jose Haro and his hard working team.
British judges were to be KC Chairman Ronnie Irving and Mr Ellis Hulme, but ill health kept Ellis away. Ronnie stepped in to add the BIS duties to his appointment for terrier breeds and on Sunday evening sent the Spanish Water Dog to the number one spot, making owner Antonio Garcia the proudest man in southern Spain!
Mr Ronnie Irving who judged many of the terriers breeds pictured with his
Group 3 puppy winner the WHWT Hoomer de Saetstar
The show is not the biggest numerically, but the atmosphere and hospitality is terrific. A complete report and photo coverage will appear in a forthcoming edition of Our Dogs