American Cocker on top in Norway
AN AMERICAN Cocker took the top spot in Norway last weekend (Nov 21-23) where 5,500 dogs competed making it the biggest entry ever at this event.
Our photo shows the Best in show winning American Cocker Spaniel Ch Statesman Deep Devine, owned by Paulsen and Vibeke from Norway together with breed Judge Michael Gadsby, group judge Valerie Foss from the UK of course and BIS judge Lynn Lee (Australia).
In fact the owners had a great day in the breed under Mike Gadsby as their dogs won Best Dog, Best Bitch and Reserve Best Bitch. Mike told OUR DOGS, “the bitch and the reserve bitch were outstanding examples of the breed and I was absolutely delighted to see this bitch go on to win a well deserved best in show.”
The Yankee beat a GSD into second place and a fantastic Bichon (the dog of the year in Norway) was in third spot.
The whole event seemed to go well and other UK judges on the panel included Ronnie Irving, Sigi Wilburg, Frank Whyte, Val Foss, Becky Johnson and Peter Jolley.