It’s a real Red day in the Rebel County!
Cork and District Canine Club’s 27th All Breed Championship Show held at the Inniscara Community Centre in County Cork proved to be a real red day when the top spot at the event went to the native Corkonian Tom Hehir and his Staffordshire Bull Terrier Jagstaff The Red Cibie who, as his name suggests, is a red dog.
As most Irish people will be aware red is the colour carried by the county teams in the national games and everything on the day seemed to be a recognition of the rebel county’s favourite colour! Noreen Clarke, familiar to most as the popular secretary of the Carlow and District Championship Show and owner of the successful Icemist Samoyeds was the judge for the main awards and it was a very popular win for this Dublin based kennel which had great support ringside. This was a good follow up for the Moindearg team who were a big part of the great win at Crufts for Ir & GB Ch Jagstaff the Advocate who they had campaigned for Carol Ridley in both Ireland and the UK and who had collected his second Crufts Challenge Certificate in March at the NEC, this time round with the added excitement of Best of Breed and Group 4 and handled again by Tom.
Jagstaff The Red Cibie was earlier sent through from the Terrier Group at Cork by Evelyn Hurley and had taken Best of Breed from a good entry of 40 Staffords under Terrier specialist Ross Delmar of the Shillelagh kennels.
Taking the Reserve Best in Show award was Gill and Trevor Rodgers top winning Japanese Shiba Inu GB CH Jiltrain Jack The Lad who was Marie Thorpe’s choice as Group 5 winner.
It was another Shiba that won its way through to the Irish Pup of the Year final next Easter when Sarah Blount’s Sakanda Teruorashi was Noreen’s Puppy Stakes winner from an entry of 51.
The show was sponsored by Royal Canin. Full report and photos to follow soon.
Report and Photo: Show Dogs Ireland