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Top breeders for 2007 announced!

The points have been calculated and the wait is over as this week we can reveal on our website the OUR DOGS/Pedigree Masterfoods Top Breeders for 2007.

Overall top breeder was Mrs Di Mottram (Mybeards Polish Lowland Sheepdogs) in the pastoral group with a total of 50 points for her kennel.

In gundogs Stephen and Patsy Hollings (Gunalt) had an impressive 40 points with their top winning kennel of Weimaraners.

Mrs R A Hall (Saxonmill Afghan hounds) and headed the hound group with a total of 39 points whilst top in the terriers with 28 points were the Mindlen Parson Russell Terriers of Mrs L Roberts and Mrs C A Murray.

Top of the toy group in 2007 were the Witchstone English Toy Terriers of Nick Gourlay and Andrew Leonard.

Onto the Utility group and here there was a tie - Mr & Mrs D Killilea and Mrs A Clure (Redwitch) gained 34 points in Akitas as did Mrs Liz Dunhill (Vormund) in Japanese Shiba Inu.
Last but not least were the winners in the working group Miss J Kershaw & Mr M P Horgan (Aritaur) with 28 points in Dobermanns.

Full results of the OUR DOGS Pedigree Masterfoods Top Breeder and Top Puppy competitions 2007 are available on our website, subject to some breed totals being ratified. This week we have also posted the final results for the Quistel/OUR DOGS Rare & Import Breeds Competition 2007.

The printed version of these will be published in next week’s issue.

Click here for the comptition results.

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Our Dogs and Hill’s Pet Nutrition are pleased to announce the launch of their PREMIER SHOW LEAGUE for 2008. Top winners at UK Premier Shows will be awarded points so that an overall ‘Premier Show Dog of the Year’ for 2008 can eventually be declared.

Events granted ‘Premier’ status represent our most successful Open Shows and as such are the showpiece for the wonderful, indeed essential, grassroots network of events that form the foundation of our hobby.

Both Our Dogs and Hill’s are delighted to be able to support the Premier Shows in this way and hope to encourage and increase interest by highlighting these important events and the quality exhibits that compete at them.

Further information and updates will appear in Our Dogs over the coming weeks.